SDSU Earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament, to Face Northern Colorado

The Aztecs men's basketball team won its conference championship on Saturday after beating Brigham Young University.

San Diego State University's men's basketball team will face off against the University of Northern Colorado in its first game of the NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed, it was announced Sunday.

The Aztecs will play the No. 15 seeded Bears on Thursday at the McKale Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in the West region of the bracket. The Aztecs finished the regular season with a 32-2 record and beat Brigham Young University 72-54 for the Mountain West Conference championship on Saturday. BYU had previously beaten SDSU this season.

Northern Colorado, champion of the Big Sky Conference, finished the season with a 21-10 record and will be making its first trip ever to the NCAA tournament.

A total of 68 teams were chosen for the tournament. Eight of those teams will have to compete for four spots in the final field of 64, made up of 16 teams in four regions. The winners of the four play-in games—called the "First Four"— will play on Tuesday and Wednesday. The second round begins Thursday.

The four No. 1 seeds are Ohio State (East), Duke (West), Kansas (Southwest), Pittsburgh (Southeast).

The matchups for the second round of the tournament in SDSU's West region are listed below. To see the entire bracket, click here.

West Region

Duke (1) v. Hampton University (16)

SDSU (2) v. University of Northern Colorado (15)

University of Connecticut (3) v. Bucknell University (14)

University of Texas at Austin (4) v. Oakland University (13)

University of Arizona (5) v. University of Memphis (12)

University of Cinncinati (6) v. University of Missouri (11)

Temple University (7) v. Penn State (10)

University of Michigan (8) v. University of Tennessee (9)


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