The NCAA Tournament hasn’t been kind to No. 6 seeds this year, and Northern Iowa would like to keep that trend going.
The No. 11 seed scored an upset in both 6-11 matchups Thursday, with Wichita State and Gonzaga both emerging victorious. Now the Northern Iowa Panthers, who edged Wichita State in overtime en route to a Missouri Valley Conference title, hopes to knock off No. 6 Texas in West Region action.
The battle-tested Longhorns went 20-12 this season behind first-year coach Shaka Smart but lost to Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Tip-off in Oklahoma City is scheduled for 9:50 p.m. ET.
When: Friday, March 18, at 9:50 p.m.
Live Stream: NCAA March Madness Live
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Thumbnail photo via Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart talks to Texas Longhorns forward Connor Lammert (21) during their game with the Texas Longhorns at James H. Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones beat the Longhorns 85-75. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports