Fourth-seeded Auburn will open against No. 13 seed Charleston in San Diego.
Daxter Miles Jr. finished with 25 points, and Jevon Carter had 17 points and nine assists for the Mountaineers, who have lost three straight Big 12 Tournament championship games. It was a awful moment in America's recent history and a reminder of how far we still have to go as a nation.
With a victory over the Cavaliers, North Carolina would boast 14 quadrant 1 wins, more than any other team in the country.
Rhode Island (25-6) will meet Davidson in the final on Sunday.
Boeheim maintained his position that his team hit the desired marks of the NCAA tournament committee: winning more games on the road and securing more victories over what the committee refers to as Quadrant 1 and 2 teams (which is based on composite rankings such as RPI). "They're not going to get in the tournament and change who they are".
Add a win over No. 3 seed Miami on Thursday, and North Carolina had a good week in preparation of defending their national championship.
ST. LOUIS - Collin Sexton scored 31 points and Alabama used a strong second half to defeat Auburn in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. It's the third 1-seed in the past five seasons under coach Tony Bennett, who guided his team to a regional final two years ago but has yet to take the next step: the Final Four.
In 2014, they lost to a Michigan State in the Sweet 16.
Duke finished second in the ACC leaving their appearance in the tournament without a doubt.
The first four games in Dayton, Ohio, will be LIU-Brooklyn against Radford and St. Bonaventure against UCLA on Tuesday night, and North Carolina Central against Texas Southern and Arizona State against Syracuse on Wednesday night.
The victor of Friday's game between Carolina and Lipscomb will advance to Sunday's second-round contest against the victor of the game between No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 10 seed Providence.
Wenyen Gabriel made a career-best seven 3-pointers without a miss and matched his career high of 23 points as the Wildcats defeated the Crimson Tide in the SEC semifinals at St. Louis.
Louisville had a chaotic season mired by the firings of coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation case. So we've got to go in there and try to play the ideal game. Their only losses have come to in-state rivals: West Virginia and Virginia Tech.
"But my team's getting better", the coach added. The Cowboys also lost an assistant coach in the Federal Bureau of Investigation scandal.
"It's not playing four days in a row that's hard", he said. Not only have the Mountaineers struggled against the Jayhawks in Kansas City, they were swept by them in the regular season - blowing a big second-half lead during the game in Lawrence.
The grinder's grinder has done yeoman's work in Moraga, but this is now the second time in three years that a lack of quality games in the non-conference portion of the schedule has kept Saint Mary's out of the NCAA Tournament. It became clear before conference play, and then dreadfully so during most of February and March, that the Orange did not possess enough offensive talent to compete against the best teams in the nation's best conference.