Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech in as NCAA Tournament Bracket is released

The NCAA Tournament field was announced Sunday

Let the madness begin!

The NCAA announced the 68 teams participating in its national championship tournament and as expected Virginia, Virginia Tech and Tennessee all made this years field.

Virginia is the tournament's overall top seed and the number one see in the South region. The Cavilers will make the short tip down to Charlotte to face UMBC. That game is Friday at about 9:20 on TNT.

Virginia Tech is the eight seed in the East regional. They will travel to take on red hot Alabama in Pittsburg. The Hokies and Crimson Tide are set for a 9:20 tip off Thursday also on TNT. It's the first back to back tournament appearance for VT since 1985 and 86.

The Tennessee Vols are making their first tournament appearance in the big dance in four years. They are the three seed in the South regional. UT will head west to Dallas where they will take on Wright State in the opening round. That game tips of Thursday at 12:40 on truTV.

Here's a look at the full bracket:

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