RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) — Four men’s teams and two women’s teams from Virginia are in this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments.
Men’s NCAA Tournament
The 16-seed Norfolk State Spartans will take on the 1-seed and defending national champion Baylor Bears on Thursday, March 17 at 2 p.m. on TBS. The Spartans (24-6 overall) have won back-to-back MEAC Tournament titles and head coach Robert Jones said he feels that his team’s been “disrespected.” He was hoping his team would at least earn a 15 seed.
The 14-seed Longwood Lancers will face the 3-seed Tennessee Volunteers, who won the SEC Championship this year, on Thursday, March 17 at 2:45 p.m. on CBS.
The 12-seed Richmond Spiders will go up against the 5-seed Iowa Hawkeyes, who won the 2022 Big Ten Championship, on Thursday, March 17 at 3:10 p.m. on truTV. The Spiders defeated the No. 1, 2 and 3 seeds over the weekend in the Atlantic 10 Tournament
The 11-seed Virginia Tech Hokies will face the 6-seed Texas Longhorns on Friday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m. on TBS.
To read more about the men’s tournament and to view the bracket, click here.
Women’s NCAA Tournament
The 5-seed Virginia Tech Hokies will play the 12-seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday, March 18. The game time details have yet to be announced.
The 16-seed Longwood Lancers will play fellow 16 seed Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday in the First Four. The game details have yet to be determined.
To read more about the women’s tournament and to view the bracket, click here.