Mar 11, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Ian Miller (30) and Florida State Seminoles guard Michael Snaer (21) celebrate after winning 85-82 against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the finals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
While Boston College isn't dancing, the Eagles athletics department will still have a role in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as host institution of this year's East Regional.
"We are extremely pleased that the NCAA has decided to return to Boston for college basketball's showcase tournament," Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo said. "This decision is a tribute to the outstanding cooperation Boston College has received from Mayor Menino's office, the city of Boston, the TD Garden, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local business community. We are grateful for their support and excited to have this opportunity once again."
The East Regionals are set for March 22-24 at the Garden. So while BC is home for the postseason, a nice little Boston College logo will likely adorn the Garden's parquet floor. At least we're getting something out of this.
The question is which teams will be playing in the Garden. Here's the East regional bracket:
Which four programs do you like to emerge out of the East Regional and into the Sweet 16? Who cuts down the nets at the Garden?
Who wins the NCAA Tournament's East Regional and advances to the Final Four?
No. 16 UNC-Asheville (4 votes)
No. 15 Loyola (Maryland) (3 votes)
No. 14 St. Bonaventure (7 votes)
No. 13 Montana (1 vote)
No. 12 Harvard (15 votes)
No. 11 Texas (0 votes)
No. 10 West Virginia (1 vote)
No. 9 Southern Miss. (1 vote)
No. 8 Kansas State (2 votes)
No. 7 Gonzaga (0 votes)
No. 6 Cincinnati (5 votes)
No. 5 Vanderbilt (11 votes)
No. 4 Wisconsin (4 votes)
No. 3 Florida State (72 votes)
No. 2 Ohio State (39 votes)
No. 1 Syracuse (72 votes)
237 total votes