NSU Basketball is making its third ever appearance in the NCAA D-1 tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Release via NSU Athletics) – On Saturday the Spartans received their second-consecutive MEAC Tournament title and on Sunday they observed out whom they will play in this year’s NCAA Match.

The NSU men’s basketball team will travel to Fort Worthy of, Texas for a Thursday showdown with defending countrywide champion Baylor. The Spartans had been picked as the No. 16 seed in the East Area with the Bears earning the region’s No. 1 seed.

The recreation will idea-off at 2 p.m. ET from Dickies Arena and will be broadcast on TBS. The winner will just take on the winner from the No. 8 seed North Carolina and No. 9 seed Marquette on Saturday.

The Spartans won the MEAC championship over Coppin Point out, 72-57, on Saturday just after proclaiming the MEAC regular-season title. NSU (24-6, 12-2) will make its 2nd straight NCAA Event look and 3rd general. Previous season, the Spartans gained a Very first 4 matchup with Appalachian Point out, 54-53, before slipping to over-all #1 seeded Gonzaga. In 2012, NSU pulled off arguably one of the largest upsets in tournament heritage when they had been the #15 seed and knocked off #2 seed Missouri, 86-84, in the very first round.

The Bears fell in the Major XII Tournament quarterfinals to Oklahoma, 72-67. Baylor concluded the regular year with a 26-5 total report and went 14-4 in the Huge XII.

This is the third assembly in between the two teams with the Bears winning the previous two. On November 13, 2009, BU gained 86-58 in Waco and once again on December 30, 2014, 92-51.

By Harriet