The Villanova Wildcats may be ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Associated Press and No. 3 in the coaches poll, but they will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats (27-4 overall) will meet with winner of Tuesday's Long Island and Radford game on Thursday in a East Region opener as they begin their quest to return to the Final Four a year after getting bounced out in the second round of the tournament against Wisconsin.

The Wildcats have a interesting path to the Final Four, as Purdue has the No. 2 seed in the East.

Jay Wright’s team is coming off Big East Conference tournament championships, for the second straight year.

Also in the city, the Penn Quakers are back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.  The Quakers upset Harvard in the first Ivy League Tournament, and will face Big 12 Tournament champion Kansas on Thursday in the Midwest Region opener.

For the Quakers, it is the 26th time they have won the Ivy League Conference title, and their first championship since 2007.

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