Clemson to play New Mexico St. in first round of NCAA tourney

Clemson to play New Mexico St. in first round of NCAA tourney

Clemson to play New Mexico St. in first round of NCAA tourney

Now, the Tigers know their first round opponent, as they'll take on No. 13 seed College of Charleston on Friday in San Diego.

New Mexico State had a 12-2 record in conference play and had a 1-1 record in Top 25 action. The most teams the SEC has gotten in the tournament before today is six.

NMSU has twice before been a No. 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament and have found success in that position. The Tigers earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament and made it all the way to the semifinals in the conference tournament.

The Volunteers, which finished with a 25-8 record and conference-best eight road wins, will take on No. 14 seed Wright State (25-9) in Dallas on Thursday. This is the program's first appearance since 2012.

Alabama was the team with a big question mark next to its name but with its SEC Tournament run in St. Louis, they impressed the committee enough to get a bid. "But I think Michigan State is going to win that region". The Tide boasts the SEC's second-leading scorer in guard Collin Sexton with 19.0 points per game.

When: Friday at 9:57 p.m. They are a team that can definitely give the Tigers fits. Tickets are priced at $100 per ticket plus a $10 handling fee per order while Aggie Athletic Club members and season ticket holders get priority seating.

First Four and play-in games begin tomorrow at 6:40 p.m. ET in Dayton, Ohio on TruTV.

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