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Seven Schools Represent Texas In The NCAA Tournament – Including UH And TSU

Jeff Balke joins Houston Matters to discuss the latest developments in Houston sports.

UH Basketball NCAA Tournament Selection Sundy
Members of the University of Houston men’s basketball team react to their selection for the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the team’s first appearance in the Big Dance since 2010.

Seven schools will represent the Lone Star State in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, including the University of Houston and Texas Southern. UH has earned a No. 6 seed in the Western Regional and will face No. 11 seed San Diego State in the first round Thursday.

Also in the Western Regional, Texas Southern faces North Carolina Central in the play-in game Wednesday, where the winner will face top seed Xavier in the first round. And No. 7 seed Texas A&M will face No. 10 Providence.

In the East Regional, two Texas teams will face off in the first round: No. 3 seed Texas Tech will take on No. 14 seed Stephen F Austin. In the South Regional, Texas has earned a No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Nevada. And in the Midwest Regional, No. 6 TCU will play the winner of Arizona State versus Syracuse, which is that region’s play-in game.

To discuss some “bracketology” and other developments in sports – including the end of the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak — Jeff Balke talks with Houston Matters. He’s a writer for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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