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Syracuse will play Arizona State on Wednesday in NCAA Tournament

Michigan State Basketball Syracuse will play Arizona State on Wednesday in NCAA Tournament
Melissa Porter | 12 March, 2018, 03:44

Miami also earned an at-large bid.

MU hasn't won an NCAA Tournament game since 2010. The victor of that game will be the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and play No. 6-seed TCU on Friday. "I'm happy for our team to have this opportunity, and we obviously have two really good potential opponents to start preparing for".

The 2018 NCAA Tournament gets underway with a quartet of games in Dayton, Ohio beginning Tuesday night with the First Four, as the tournament gets trimmed from the initial field of 68 down to 64.

The 21-11 Horned Frogs snapped a drought that dated to the 1998 season for their last tournament appearance.

USC (23-11) did not make the tournament. Instead, Florida State is back in the big dance for the second consecutive season and sixth time under head coach Leonard Hamilton. They'll play No. 9 Florida State in the first round on Friday in Nashville, Tennessee.

No. 11 seeds St. Bonaventure and UCLA will play on Tuesday night in a play-in game, with the victor advancing to Dallas to play the Gators on Thursday. Unlike the Gators, the Hurricanes are in the South Region. The Sun Devils were ranked as high as third in the nation after marquee wins against Kansas (the top seed in the Midwest), Xavier (the top seed in the West) and San Diego State (11-seed in the West). But as Rawle Alkins returned to the lineup and Deandre Ayton emerged as a National Player of the Year contender, the Wildcats lost four more games all year.