VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - La Salle is back in the NCAA tournament. After a 21 year absence, the Explorers were rewarded with a spot in the 68-team field.
The Explorers (21-9) will play Boise State in the First Four on Wednesday night at the University of Dayton.
Villanova and Temple will join La Salle in the tournament. The Wildcats (20-13) return to the tournament after missing postseason play last season. They Wildcats are the No. 9 seed and will play No. 8 seed North Carolina in the South Regional. The Wildcats moved into NCAA tournament contention in January with back-to-back victories over top-five teams Louisville and Syracuse.
The Owls (23-9) keep rolling under coach Fran Dunphy. The ninth-seeded Owls are making their sixth straight NCAA appearance and play North Carolina State in Dayton, Ohio.
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