Georgetown, which probably will be ranked No. 1 in the nation when this week's wire service polls are taken, will be seeded second in the Big East tournament and will play seventh-seeded Connecticut at 1 Thursday at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Maryland, which beat Virginia yesterday, 60-55, is seeded fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and will play Duke at 2 Friday in the first round at the Omni in Atlanta. Georgia Tech is the top seed and will play eighth-seeded Virginia.
North Carolina, the No. 2 seed, will face Wake Forest and third-seeded North Carolina State will play sixth-seeded Clemson. The winner of the Maryland-Duke game will play the winner of the Georgia Tech-Virginia game Saturday.
No. 1 St. John's, which lost to Georgetown last week but finished in first place in the Big East with a 15-1 record, is seeded first and will play the winner of Wednesday's preliminary between Providence and Seton Hall. By virtue of a coin flip following its loss to the Hoyas yesterday, Syracuse is the No. 3 seed and will play sixth-seeded Boston College in Thursday's second game. Fourth-seeded Villanova, which lost to Pittsburgh Saturday, 85-62, will face the fifth-seeded Panthers in the final first-round game.
In Friday's semifinals, the Georgetown-Connecticut winner will play the winner of Syracuse-Boston College. The winner of the St. John's game will play the winner of Villanova-Pittsburgh.
In the Atlantic 10 tournament at Rutgers, George Washington, which finished in a three-way regular-season tie with Rutgers and Massachusetts for fourth place with a 9-9 record, is seeded sixth by virtue of a coin flip and will play St. Joseph's in its first-round game at 12:30 Thursday. If GW wins, it would play on Friday the winner of the game between second-seeded Temple and the Rhode Island-St. Bonaventure game.
Top-seeded Navy will face eighth-seeded East Carolina Thursday in the opening game of the ECAC South tournament in Williamsburg. George Mason is third-seeded and will play North Carolina-Wilmington Thursday at 9. Seventh-seeded American University will play second-seeded Richmond in its first-round game.
If Navy wins, it would play the winner of the James Madison-William and Mary game. George Mason would play the American-Richmond winner.
In the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament at the Palestra in Philadelphia, second-seeded Howard has a bye in the first round and will meet the winner of Maryland-Eastern Shore-Delaware State Friday at 9.