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Committee keeps teams near home

Updated: March 12, 2012, 4:54 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NCAA tournament selection committee stayed true to one facet of its new mantra: trying to keep teams in their region as much as possible.

That's why Kentucky was put in the South region in a natural SEC region in Atlanta instead of being put in a region closer to Lexington in St. Louis.

NCAA tournament selection committee chair Jeff Hathaway said on CBS Sunday that it wanted to put the true No. 1 Kentucky in its natural region.

"We felt that Atlanta was a natural region ...

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