Syracuse will play Arizona State on Wednesday in NCAA Tournament

College basketball players practice leading up to an NCAA tournament game

UCLA will open play in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Tuesday against St. Bonaventure in a "First Four" game in Dayton, Ohio, the NCAA announced Sunday.

FSU recorded important home wins against highly rated teams such as North Carolina, Clemson and Miami, and the 'Noles also recorded significant road wins at Florida and Louisville.

The Sun Devils were selected into the tournament as a No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region.

The sixth-seeded Gators will play in the East Region Thursday in Dallas against the victor of the opening round game between St. Bonaventure and UCLA. "I'm happy for our team to have this opportunity, and we obviously have two really good potential opponents to start preparing for".

The last tme Syracuse made the NCAA Tournament was 2016, when it reached the Final Four as a 10 seed. They'll play No. 9 Florida State in the first round on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee. Jaylen Adams leads St. Bonaventure with an average of 19.8 points and 5.4 assists per game while LaDarien Griffin is the Bonnies' top rebounder with 6.5 rebounds per game this season. Unlike the Gators, the Hurricanes are in the South Region.

Villanova, Kansas, Xavier and Virginia earned the No. 1 seeds in the 68-team field.

Syracuse will face Arizona State on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m. EST in a matchup between No. 11 seeds. The national championship game is April 2.



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