Texas and Penn have three common opponents: Duke, Villanova and Colorado. The Horns lost to the Blue Devils, 97-66, but beat both the Wildcats, 58-55, and the Buffs, 89-64. The Quakers lost to the Blue Devils, 72-59, to Villanova, 62-55, and to Colorado, 78-60.
And looming down the road is the Atlanta Regional and two teams Texas beat earlier in the season, No. 3 seed Iowa and No. 6 seed West Virginia, and, with three straight wins, possibly No. 1 seed Duke for a trip to Final Four.
Along with Duke, UConn, Villanova and Memphis landed the other No. 1 seeds.
The Big 12 landed four teams in the Tourney, with league tournament champs Kansas grabbing the automatic bid and a No. 4 seed in the Oakland Regional, Oklahoma a No. 6 in the Minneapolis Regional, and Texas A&M a just-in No. 12 on the other side of the Atlanta bracket.