The brackets are set: UC, Xavier play first Tourney games in sam - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

The brackets are set: UC, Xavier play first Tourney games in same city

(PHOTO: AP) (PHOTO: AP)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

One of the most exciting weeks of the sports calendar starts with Selection Sunday.

This is the night the best teams in the country learn who and where they’ll play in the NCAA Tournament.

Xavier was projected to be a No. 1 seed for the first time in school history -- and a slip-up announced the placement early during Selection Sunday. The Musketeers are regular season champions of the Big East. Xavier will play either Texas Southern or NC Central as the 16 seed Friday in Nashville.

[Enter our Realtime Brackets challenge]

UC was projected to be a No. 2 seed and got a good draw. The outright champions of the American Athletic Conference, the Bearcats are one of the nation's elite defensive teams. UC will play in Nashville on Friday against 15-seed Georgia State.

This is the first time both Cincinnati men's basketball programs will play their opening-round Tournament games in the same city.

Xavier Coach Chris Mack told media he has been impressed by the success of both programs this season.

"If you look at what both programs have done over the last I'd like to say 10 years -- but I'm a lot older than that -- it's been amazing, and to have two seasons that we've had," Mack said.

Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin noted that the Bearcats have done well in Nashville before.

"Hope the weather is nice in Nashville, last time we were there we won two games and went to the Sweet Sixteen," Cronin said.

Kentucky, champions of the SEC Tournament a fourth consecutive season, have improved their seeding with a hot finish to the season. Kentucky is a No. 5 seed playing on Thursday in Boise vs. Davidson. 


The surprising No. 5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes will play in Boise against 12-seed SDSU Thursday.

[NCAA announces field for men's basketball tourney]

The NCAA Tournament begins with play in games in Dayton on Tuesday night. The first full day of games begins Thursday.

Copyright 2018 WXIX. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:35:09 GMT
    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview (Source:CNN)

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an...

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says the president wants details on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling before deciding on an interview with the special counsel.

    Full Story >
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:06 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:34:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, the Capitol Dome is seen at dawn in Washington. The Senate has kicked off its annual attempt to pass government funding bills. Success is hardly assured, but President Don...

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another trillion dollar plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.

    Full Story >
  • Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 23:34:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    Full Story >

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly