The 2023 NCAA Men?s College Basketball Tournament kicks off Tuesday with a First Four matchup between Southeast Missouri and Texas A&M Corpus Christi at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
The Islanders are playing in the First Four for the second straight year, and they hope to earn their spot in the South region against No. 1 seed Alabama. The Red Hawks will make their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament and first since 2000.
Southeast Missouri State relied on sophomore guard Phillip Russell and senior guard Chris Harris, who each made the All-OVC team, to win the conference tournament after finishing third in the regular season.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi has been led by leading scorer Trevian Tennyson, and it will also lean on sharpshooters Ross Williams and De’Lazarus Keys.
The Islanders are 3.5-point favorites over the Red Hawks at FanDuel Sportsbook, and the total is set at 157.5.
When: Tuesday, March 14 at 6:40 p.m. ET
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