By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer
Baylor is the No. 1 seed in the East Region as the NCAA Tournament begins. The defending national champion Bears open their repeat bid against Norfolk State. The Bears open the tournament Thursday close to home in Fort Worth, Texas. The path out of the region incudes potential games against No. 8 North Carolina, No. 4 UCLA and No. 2 Kentucky. The regional final is in Philadelphia. Kentucky is back in the tournament after missing last season with a nine-win season.