NCAA Bracket Set

Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the number-one seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Gators are the number-one overall seed in the tourney, which begins Tuesday. Florida is in the South Region and will open up against the winner of the play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's. Kansas is the two-seed in the South, while Syracuse earned the three-seed. Arizona is the top-seed in the West Region and opens up against Weber State. The West also consists of second-seeded Wisconsin, number-three Creighton and fourth-seeded San Diego State. Wichita State earned the top-seed in the Midwest Region. The Shockers will play either Cal Poly or Texas Southern. Wichita State is the first team to enter the "Big Dance" undefeated since 1991. The Midwest is loaded, with second-seeded Michigan, number-three Duke and fourth-seeded Louisville. Virginia captured the top-seed in the East Region after beating Duke in the ACC Tournament final earlier in the day Sunday. The Cavaliers, who earned their first conference tournament crown since 1976, will clash with Coastal Carolina in the opening round. Villanova earned the two-seed in the East, followed by Iowa State and Michigan State. SMU, Florida State, Green Bay and Georgetown were among those that just missed an at-large berth. The tournament starts with the "First Four" on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the action gets started Thursday.

The Saint Louis University Billikens claimed a No. 5 seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and will face either North Carolina State or Xavier Thursday, March 20, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Tip time and television information will be announced soon.It is the first time in school history SLU has made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. This marks the program’s ninth overall appearance in the NCAA tourney.NC State and Xavier, No. 12 seeds, meet Tuesday, March 18, in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.The winner of Thursday’s game will face the winner of No. 4 Louisville/No. 13 Manhattan on Saturday, March 22. The winner of that game will advance to the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis March 28 and 30. The Final Four is scheduled for April 5 and 7 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.Saint Louis enters NCAA Tournament play with a 26-6 overall record. The Billikens captured the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title for a second consecutive season while posting a 13-3 conference mark.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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It will be quiet at the Cardinals' spring training complex today. Although a few pitchers are slated to throw side sessions, manager Mike Matheny is giving most of his players the day off before the Grapefruit League slate begins. The Cards did a "27 outs" defensive drill yesterday. The Cardinals play their first spring game tomorrow. The Cards take on the Miami Marlins in the Grapefruit League opener at 12:05 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium.