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NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered
NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered

This year's NCAA field was not trimmed, from 68 to 16, as much as it was hacked with garden shears. The East saw its top seedlings turned into compost. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1 of the NCAA tournament said that the Big 12 conference had only one team, Oklahoma, advance to the round of 16. West Virginia of the Big 12 also advanced. — ------------ No. 1 Villanova got trashed by North Carolina State, which finished tied for sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. No. 2 Virginia had lockdown defense thrown back in its face in a loss to nemesis Michigan State, which also knocked out the Cavaliers last...

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