The NCAA tournament draw was unveiled Monday afternoon, keeping postseason hopes alive for one team from New England.
While the local spotlight shines brightly on Northeast Conference champions Central Connecticut State (automatic berth), there are numerous locals to watch for on teams beyond the region.
The 48-team tournament features champions from 29 conferences, while another 19 were picked via at-large bids. They'll all convene in the Cary, North Carolina area for a bubble-like environment.
Before NCAA tournament games get underway, here are 10 New England natives to watch for on teams beyond the six states we call home. The vast majority have hometowns in Connecticut or Massachusetts.