UC and NKU learn NCAA tournament destinations and opponents

Bearcats will face Iowa right up the road

UC and NKU learn NCAA tournament destinations and opponents

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - UC fans won’t be driving far to watch the Bearcats in the NCAA tournament after UC earned a spot in Columbus, OH, in the first round.

The Bearcats, a seven-seed, will face ten-seed Iowa in the South region on Friday at 12:15 p.m.

NKU was awarded a 14-seed and a showdown with three-seed Texas Tech in Tulsa, OK, on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the West region.

UK and Ohio State landed in the Midwest region. The Wildcats grabbed a two-seed and will play 15-seed Abilene Christian at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday in Jacksonville, FL.

The Buckeyes squeaked in as an 11-seed taking on six-seed Iowa State on Friday at 9:50 p.m. in Tulsa, OK.

Xavier, who did not make the NCAA tournament, will host a NIT game at Cintas Center on Wednesday against Toledo at 7 p.m.

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