Selection Sunday: Men to face Michigan State in Denver


The men’s basketball team drew a 12 seed in the South Region during the NCAA’s Selection Sunday — setting them up for a first round matchup with the #5 Spartans of Michigan State in Denver, Colo., on Thursday.

The Spartans fell to the eventual Big Ten champion Wisconsin Badgers in last week’s conference semifinals.

Other area notables: the St. Joseph’s Hawks, who fell to Temple in Saturday’s A-10 championship, drew a number 11 seed in the Eastern Region, and the Villanova Wildcats will play from the 12 seed in the Midwest region.

The TTN sports staff is at the Draught Horse for the rest of the Selection Sunday party. For team interviews and all of your Owls tournament coverage, stay tuned to and

Photo by Kevin Cook, TTN

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