NASHVILLE, Tenn. – We take a short break from draft previews and free agency to get in the college basketball spirit as 20 Titans players have a stake in the Madness that begins today.
Of the 64 teams remaining in the big dance (four have already been eliminated), 13 are represented by proud alumni on the Titans roster.
Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard are likely to have bragging rights following the National Championship game on April 6. Their Kentucky Wildcats enter the tournament boasting an unblemished 34-0 record this season and are the favorites to cut down the nets from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Here's the rundown of each player's alma mater, organized by region and seed within their region.
1 Seed: Kentucky Wildcats (Avery Williamson, Wesley Woodyard)
3 Seed: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Anthony Fasano)
11 Seed: Texas Longhorns (Michael Griffin, Brian Orakpo)
3 Seed: Baylor Bears (Lache Seastrunk, Kendall Wright)
4 Seed: North Carolina Tar Heels (Zach Brown, Da'Norris Searcy)
9 Seed: Oklahoma State Cowboys (Perrish Cox, Josh Stewart)
11 Seed: Ole Miss (Dexter McCluster)
3 Seed: Oklahoma Sooners (Gabe Ikard)
4 Seed: Louisville Cardinals (Harry Douglas)
9 Seed: LSU Tigers (Zach Mettenberger, Al Woods)
12 Seed: Wyoming Cowboys (Marqueston Huff)
6 Seed: Southern Methodist Mustangs (Taylor Thompson)
7 Seed: Iowa Hawkeyes (Shonn Greene, Karl Klug)
Lowest Seed: Wyoming
Most Common Seed: 3 Seed (Notre Dame, Baylor, Oklahoma)
Most Common Region: West Region (4 Teams)
Worth Noting: Michael Roos may be riding off into the sunset (or driving a golf cart through the back nine), but his Eastern Washington Eagles are Big Sky Champions and sit as the 13-seed in the South Region. They'll play the 4-seed Georgetown Hoyas in the first round.
We'll keep you posted as to who's still dancing come Monday after the field is whittled down to the Sweet 16.