Ag Men To Meet Ivy League Champion Quakers

By: KBTX/Associated Press
By: KBTX/Associated Press

The Texas A&M men's basketball team will play Penn in Round One of the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies and Quakers will hit the floor 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Louisville-Stanford game, which tips off at 11:40 a.m. Thursday. You can see the game live on KBTX.

The Aggies and the Quakers meet Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Ags are the third seed in the South Region.

Penn, the 14 seed, is the Ivy League champion for the third straight season. They defeated Yale, 86-58, to become the first team to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.

The men in maroon come in with a 25-6 record, while the Quakers are 22-8.

Penn went 13-1 in the Ivy League during its conference regular season schedule and was paced by Mark Zoller, who averaged 18 points and seven rebounds on the season. Ibrahim Jaaber and Brian Grandieri also averaged double figures in scoring for the Quakers.

(Learn more about the Aggies' opponents at the links below, and see how other Texas and Big XII tournament teams placed in the bracket at this link.)

A&M is 4-8 overall in the NCAA tournament. It's the first time in school history that they've made the tourney in back-to-back years. It's also the Aggies' first time to have three-straight 20-win seasons.

You will be able to see all the Texas A&M men's games on KBTX News 3.

South Bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

1. Ohio State
2. Memphis
3. Texas A&M
4. Virginia
5. Tennessee
6. Louisville
7. Nevada
8. Brigham Young
9. Xavier
10. Creighton
11. Stanford
12. Long Beach State
13. Albany
14. Pennsylvania
15. North Texas
16. Central Connecticut State

East Bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

1. North Carolina
2. Georgetown
3. Washington State
4. Texas
5. Southern Cal
6. Vanderbilt
7. Boston College
8. Marquette
9. Michigan State
10. Texas Tech
11. George Washington
12. Arkansas
13. New Mexico State
14. Oral Roberts
15. Belmont
16. Eastern Kentucky

West Bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

1. Kansas
3. Pittsburgh
4. Southern Illinois
5. Virginia Tech
6. Duke
7. Indiana
8. Kentucky
9. Villanova
10. Gonzaga
11. Virginia Commonwealth
12. Illinois
13. Holy Cross
14. Wright State
15. Weber State
16. Florida A&M/Niagara

Midwest Bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

1. Florida
2. Wisconsin
3. Oregon
4. Maryland
5. Butler
6. Notre Dame
7. U-N-L-V
8. Arizona
9. Purdue
10. Georgia Tech
11. Winthrop
12. Old Dominion
13. Davidson
14. Miami-Ohio
15. Texas A&M/Corpus Christi
16. Jackson State

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