The NCAA tournament bracket has been announced and the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners are back in the Big Dance. For the Cowboys, its the first trip since 2010. Oklahoma is entering the tournament for the first time since Blake Griffin to the Elite Eight in 2009.
The Cowboys will be the No. 5 seed in the Midwest regional and face No. 12 seed Oregon in the second round. OSU and the Pac-12 tournament champion Ducks will face off in San Jose, Calif. Thursday afternoon around 3:40 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast on TNT.
The Midwest regional has the No. 1 overall seed, Louisville, and will culminate in Indianapolis.
Oklahoma had to sweat a bit after a poor close to a solid season, but found themselves in the tournament as a No. 10 seed in the South regional opposite No. 7 seed San Diego State. The Sooners and Aztecs will play in Philadelphia. The Sooners and Aztecs will play Friday around 8:20 p.m. CST and the game will be broadcast on TBS.
The South regional site will be Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and the Kansas Jayhawks are the No. 1 seed in the region. If the Sooners were to advance, they would face the winner of Georgetown and Florida-Gulf Coast.
Several other Big 12 teams found their way into the tournament. As mentioned above, Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the South region and faces Western Kentucky in the second round. Kansas State received a No. 4 seed in the West and will play the winner of the First Four game between Boise State and LaSalle. Iowa State also made the field as the No. 10 seed in the West region and faces Notre Dame in the second round.
Be sure to check back soon for opponent breakdowns for the Sooners and the Cowboys.