The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers will face Mississippi Valley State Tuesday at 6:30 Eastern time in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament in Dayton, Ohio. If the Hilltoppers win, they'll take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in Louisville Thursday.
UK earned the overall number one seed in the tournament despite losing the SEC championship game to Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon 71-64. The University of Louisville (26-9) will take on Davidson (25-7) Thursday in the opening round of the West region in Portland, Oregon. Murray State will take on Colorado State Thursday also in Louisvlle.