NCAA tournament 2012: Where Kentucky, Syracuse and other top teams will play


Kentucky Coach John Calipari should be staying in state during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament because the Wildcats are expected to earn a top seed and play its first two games in Louisville. (JOHN SOMMERS II/REUTERS)

As you may know, the NCAA tournament selection committee makes every attempt to place high seeds close to home. And the committee slots teams starting with the highest seeds — Kentucky, then Syracuse and so on and so forth. With that in mind, here is where the high seeds are likely to play.

Louisville

Kentucky (1 seed)

Ohio State (2)

Omaha

Kansas (1/2)

Missouri (2)

Pittsburgh

Syracuse (1)

Georgetown (3)

Columbus

Michigan State (1)

Marquette (3)

Greensboro

Duke (1/2)

North Carolina (2)

Albuquerque

Baylor (3)

TBA

Nashville

Michigan (3)

TBA

Portland

TBA

TBA

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