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 Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.