Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga, Indiana Get Number-One Seeds

Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana are the number-one seeds for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals grabbed the top overall seed and will be playing in the Midwest Region after beating Syracuse by 17 points in the Big East Tournament Championship Game on Saturday. Louisville has won nine straight and sits at 29-and-5 on the season. Kansas earned the top-seed in the South Region after claiming the Big 12 regular season and Tournament titles. Gonzaga is the top-seed in the West Region following a 31-and-2 season. The Bulldogs are riding a 14-game winning streak after cruising through the West Coast Conference Tournament. Indiana captured the number-one seed in the East Region despite losing in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers won the regular season conference title, going 27-and-6 on the year. The first round of the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday.

The Missouri Tigers are heading to the big dance. Mizzou is a nine seed for the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region and will play Colorado State this Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tigers lost to Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal on Friday, falling to 23-and-10 this year. The Rams were 25-and-8 this year out of the Mountain West.

Saint Louis is also heading to the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as a four seed. The Billikens will play New Mexico State on Thursday in San Jose, California. The Billikens captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament title yesterday in Brooklyn with a 62-56 win over VCU. The Aggies were 24-and-10 this season out of the WAC.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 7 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 3 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 16 min ago

The Cardinals are off today before the Dodgers come to town for the start of a three-game series tomorrow night. John Lackey will start the opener for St. Louis. He's 2-and-3 with a 3.18 ERA. Los Angeles sends Mike Bolsinger to the mound. He's 3-and-0 with a 0.71 ERA.