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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Varsity Soccer Goalie Camron Shipley. Camron made countless saves in Washington's 1-0 win over Borgia Saturday night at Jim Scanlan Stadium at Washington High School. The game was scoreless through regulation and two overtimes and Shipley only gave up one goal in the shootout. Camron has made 96 saves through 19-games this season.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

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As the Falcons finish up the regular season the team is looking to make their mark in the record books by erasing a tough start to climb above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The Falcons knocked off Missouri Baptist JV 2-1 to elevate their season record to 8-7-1. A tale of two seasons has East Central College winning seven of their last eight matches. Jake Erwin and AJ Bannister were able to score for the Falcons in the victory.