Top seed in NCAA men's basketball tournament to pick site

No. 1 seed to pick from 8 sites

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The top seed of the men's NCAA basketball tournament has a new benefit.  Starting this season, the top team will be able to pick their site for the first two rounds , Sports Illustrated reports.

The team will pick from eight assigned cities, ESPN reports.  The 2017 first- and second-round host cities are Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Greensboro(North Carolina), Indianapolis, Tulsa and Sacramento.

"Preferences would be communicated by teams in contention for the overall No. 1 seed far in advance of Selection Sunday in a process to be determined," according to an NCAA statement.

The remaining teams will still be placed by the selection committee, CBS Sports reports.