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Badgers are No. 1 in NCAA West Region, Arizona No. 2

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Wisconsin is the No. 1 seed in a tough West Region of the NCAA Tournament.

The Big Ten champion Badgers (31-3) earned the top seed and will face Coastal Carolina in their opener in Omaha.

The rest of the West will be a gauntlet of strong teams: Arizona, Baylor, North Carolina and Arkansas. It also includes some good teams in the middle seeds, including Xavier, Virginia Commonwealth, Oregon and Oklahoma State.

Arizona (31-3), the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champion, will open against Texas Southern in Portland, Oregon.

The West Region sets up a potential rematch of last year's Elite Eight between Wisconsin and Arizona, which the Badgers won in a tight game to earn a spot in the Final Four.

The West Region concludes March 28 in Los Angeles.
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