March Madness: Wisconsin, Marquette each earn 5 seed in NCAA tournament

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 09: Markus Howard #0 of the Marquette Golden Eagles reacts after being fouled shooting in the first half against the Georgetown Hoyas at Fiserv Forum on March 09, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 16: Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball while being guarded by Xavier Tillman #23 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half during the semifinals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles earned 5 seeds in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The announcement came on Selection Sunday, March 17.

The Badgers were placed in the South Region and will first meet the 12 seed Oregon Ducks on Friday, March 22 at approximately 3:40 p.m. CDT in San Jose, California.

Meanwhile, Marquette will face off against 12 seed Murray State in the West Region. That game will be played in Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday, March 21. Tip-off time is set for 3:30 p.m.

Rest of the brackets

The Blue Devils earned the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, joining Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga as No. 1 seeds for the three-week hoops extravaganza that kicks off this week.

Williamson missed five games after wrenching his knee when his Nike sneaker blew out in a regular-season game last month. He’s healthy again, playing well and not concerned about another potential injury that could impact his status as the likely top pick in the NBA draft later this year.

The tournament starts Tuesday with a pair of play-in games, then gets going in full force Thursday.

The Final Four is set for April 6-8 in Minneapolis, where Duke is the early 9-4 favorite to win it all.

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