Southern Miss

USM to play K-State in NCAA Tournament

Southern Mississippi wiill face Kansas State on Thursday in Pittsburgh in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, it was announced this afternoon.

Game time is 11:40 a.m.

The Golden Eagles, who advanced to the semis of the C-USA Tournament in Memphis, is the No. 9 seed in that regional. It is USM's first appearance in the tournament in 21 years.

Kansas State, the No. 8 seed, finished the season 21-10. Southern Miss enters the tournament at 25-8.

The winner will face top-seeded Syracuse (31-2) or 16th-seeded UNC Ashville (24-9) on Saturday.

Kansas State lost 82-74 to Baylor in the Big 12 tournament, while Southern Miss bowed out of the C-USA Tournament with a 73-62 loss to Marshall on Friday.

Read more about USM's berth in the March Madness Tournament in Monday's Sun Herald.