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Miss. State, Ole Miss men find out NCAA tournament future

The Mississippi State and Ole Miss men's basketball teams found out Sunday where they will play in the NCAA tournament.

Posted: Mar. 17, 2019 5:02 PM
Updated: Mar. 18, 2019 10:07 AM

(WTVA) - The Mississippi State and Ole Miss men's basketball teams have found out their opponents in the NCAA tournament.

The Bulldogs (23-10) are the number 5 seed in the East Region and will open play Friday against Liberty in San Jose at 6:27 p.m. CT.

The Flames (28-6), the number 12 seed, clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament by winning the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.

The winner advances to play Sunday the winner of Virginia Tech-Saint Louis.

The Rebels (20-12) are the number 8 seed in the South Region and will face Oklahoma Friday in Columbia, South Carolina at 11:40 a.m. CT.

The Sooners (19-13), the number 9 seed, finished seventh in the Big 12 but had a 12-1 out-of-conference record and notched a win late in the season against Kansas.

The winner will play Sunday the winner between Virginia, the region's number 1 seed, and Gardner-Webb.

Mississippi State returns to the NCAA tournament after a decade-long drought.  Ole Miss last appeared in the tourney in 2015.

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