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2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Vanderbilt Draws a 5 Seed, Richmond in the First Round

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Man up; they don't serve Waaaahmburgers or French Cries out in Denver next week.
Man up; they don't serve Waaaahmburgers or French Cries out in Denver next week.

Vanderbilt has drawn a 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament, earning a shot at 12 seed Richmond in the first (technically second) round of the NCAA Tournament. The two were paired together in the Southwest region, where they'll meet next Thursday. Other notables on their side of the bracket include Kansas (1), Notre Dame (2), Louisville (4), and Purdue (3).

Ohio State finished the season as the #1 overall seed behind the strength of freshman phenom Jared Sullinger and a supporting cast of Kyle Diebler and Aaron Lighty. Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Duke also secured #1 seeds, ensuring that the Panthers' eventual March collapse will be as painful as possible for fans in Oakland.

Florida was the SEC's highest seeded team, landing in the Southeast Region with a surprising 2 seed and a game against UC Santa-Barbara. Kentucky (4), Tennessee (9), and Georgia(10) also made it to the big dance. Alabama was the SEC's biggest snub, heading to the NIT despite winning the SEC West title with a 12-4 conference record. Questionable choices from the selection committee, such as the inclusions of Southern California, UAB, and Clemson sealed their fate.