Big XII, In-State Teams Learn NCAA Tournament Fates

Texas A&M drew a #3 seed from the NCAA selection committee Sunday as the men's basketball tournament bracket was announced. The Aggies will face a #14 seed, Pennsylvania, in the first round LIVE on KBTX News 3 on Thursday.

The Quakers are the Ivy League champions. A&M and Penn will play in the South Region in Lexington, KY. The winner of that game will face the winner of #6 Louisville and #11 Stanford on Saturday in Lexington.

(Learn more about the Aggies' opponents and look at the entire rundown of the seedings at this KBTX story.)

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the top seed in the region. The Memphis Tigers are the #2 seed, and will face a Lonestar State team, North Texas, in the first round.

The Florida Gators, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ohio State and the Kansas Jayhawks all earned #1 seeds in the tournament.

Kansas won the Big XII Tournament in an overtime thriller against the University of Texas Sunday, 88-84. They are the #1 seed in the West Region, and will face the winner of the play-in game between Florida A&M and Niagara.

Texas earned a #4 seed in the East Region, and will face the Aggies...of New Mexico State, a #13 seed. That game will take place Friday in Spokane, WA.

Texas Tech is also in the East Region as a #10 seed. The Red Raiders will face #7 Boston College on Thursday in Winston-Salem, NC

No other Big XII teams were selected for the tournament.

Another Texas A&M System school, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is in the tournament for the first time ever as a #15 seed. The 26-6 Islanders won the Southland Conference title Sunday, defeating Northwestern State, 81-78, earning an automatic bid. They'll face Big Ten power Wisconsin, the #2 seed in the Midwest Region.

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