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Published March 13, 1996
Today, THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY provides the NCAA Men's Tournament brackets, including each institution's shoe affiliations. Schools are listed in seed order. Stay tuned for the women's draw tomorrow. EAST REGION SOUTHEAST REGION Massachusetts Nike Connecticut Nike Georgetown Nike Cincinnati Nike Texas Tech Reebok Georgia Tech Nike Marquette Nike UCLA Reebok Penn State Nike Mississippi St. Nike North Carolina Nike Indiana Converse New Mexico Converse Temple Nike Bradley Nike Duke Nike Stanford Nike Eastern Michigan Nike Kansas State Reebok Oklahoma Converse New Orleans Nike Boston College Reebok Arkansas Converse VA Commonwealth Adidas Monmouth Nike Princeton Converse Northern Illinois Adidas Austin Peay Converse Miss. Valley St. Nike^ UNC-Greensboro Adidas Central Florida Adidas Colgate Adidas MIDWEST REGION WEST REGION Kentucky Converse Purdue Nike Wake Forest Nike Kansas Converse Villanova Nike Arizona Nike Utah Reebok Syracuse Nike Iowa State Nike Memphis Converse Louisville Converse Iowa Nike Michigan Nike Maryland Nike Wisconsin G-B Nike Georgia Converse Virginia Tech Nike Clemson Converse Texas Reebok Santa Clara Converse Tulsa Converse G. Washington Nike California Nike Drexel Nike Canisius Nike Montana State Nike Portland Nike Valparaiso Reebok N.E. Louisiana Converse^ South Carolina St. Nike San Jose State Converse Western Carolina Nike THE NUMBERS GAME: Thirty-six teams are going with Nike footwear, followed by 16 teams in Converse, seven in Reeboks, and five in Adidas. Converse gives N.E. Louisiana shoes, but the company does not count them as a contracted affiliation. Mississippi Valley State will wear Nike during the tournament, but they do not have a contract with the company (THE DAILY). Mississippi Valley State AD Chuck Prophet: "Whatever the best deal is we can get from a sporting goods dealer, we'll buy that" (USA TODAY, 3/12).