5 seed in NCAA tournament, will face New Mexico State on Friday

5 seed in NCAA tournament, will face New Mexico State on Friday

But he promised the Aggies would be a tough out.

College of Charleston is 26-7 and in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1999. We're playing a team out on the West Coast that has to travel from the East Coast. We have to hit the reset button and play how we can, and we shouldn't have a problem at all. They will find out this evening if they are in or if their season is over, just a couple of hours after Clemson finds out the particulars of its first NCAA trip since 2011.

The victor of the NMSU-Clemson game will face the victor of No. 4 Auburn and No. 13 College of Charleston in the second round on Sunday. Miami is a No. 6 seed in the tournament. Virginia fans chanted his name and gave him a standing ovation when he went to the bench.

Although Auburn enters the NCAA tournament with a solid early and midseason resume of wins against Arkansas and Tennessee, the Tigers recently hit a wall when they needed consistency most, dropping four of their last six games.

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Sure enough, the SEC regular season champions were the next school on TV, the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Regional.

Kansas is the No. 1 seed in Clemson's region, which is the Midwest.

Jans did not know much about Clemson on Sunday, but, obviously, the work on scouting the Tigers begins right away.

The Tigers finished tied for third place in the ACC with an 11-7 mark. Clemson is a battled-tested team from the rugged ACC, but they haven't advanced out of the first round since 1997. Grantham tore his ACL in a victory against Notre Dame in January. "We've felt like that all along", Brownell said. You can also see all 68 teams in the tournament here. "I'm really proud of them".

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Clemson has now been invited to the NCAA Tournament on 12 occasions with a high point occurring in 1980 (Elite Eight).

But, like Pearl said following that loss to the Crimson Tide in St. Louis, none of that takes "any of the shine off what this team accomplished", and none of that changes the fact that, for the first time in 15 years, Auburn is back in the Big Dance. "We have a lot confidence, our bodies are pretty healthy and I think our mental fatigue is pretty good. I feel confident. I'm ready to take on this journey".

Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia thinks the Aggies could have a tremendous crowd in attendance.

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