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La Salle, Temple, Villanova all make March Madness Bracket

The 2013 March Madness Bracket is ready and Philadelphia has locked in 3 spots! Lasalle, Temple and Villanova will all be representing the city of Brotherly Love this year.

La Salle’s NCAA tournament drought is over. After a 21-year absence, the Explorers were rewarded with a spot in the 68-team field. The Explorers (21-9) will play fellow No. 13 seed Boise State in the First Four on Wednesday night at the University of Dayton.

Villanova and Temple will join La Salle in the tournament. Villanova is the No. 9 seed and will play No. 8 North Carolina in the South Regional. The Owls (23-9) keep rolling under coach Fran Dunphy. The ninth-seeded Owls are making their sixth straight NCAA appearance and play North Carolina State in Dayton, Ohio in the East Region.

The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is hosting second- and third-round games on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

In the Midwest Region, No. 2 Duke (27-5) plays No. 15 Albany (24-10) and seventh-seeded Creighton (27-7) takes on No. 10 Cincinnati (22-11).

In the South Region, No. 2 Georgetown (25-6) plays No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast (24-10) and seventh-seeded San Diego State (22-10) plays 10th-seeded Oklahoma.