Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Norfolk State and Southwestern Athletic Conference titleist Texas Southern were both seeded #16 and will face equally seeded opponents following the NCAA's Selection Sunday for its men's basketball tournament.
TSU will open its tourney play Thursday afternoon when they face Mount Saint Mary's in Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Tipoff is set for 5:00pm ET on TruTV.
NSU's Spartans will meet Appalachian State on the same floor with an 8:40pm tip.
Playing in the East Region, the winner of the 16th seed matchup between the Tigers and Mountaineers will take on top-seeded Michigan on Saturday.
This marks the first-ever meeting between both teams and first from the Northeast Conference.
The Spartans will be making their second-ever NCAA appearance in their Division I era. The game between the two No. 16 seeds out of the West Region will determine who plays top-seeded Gonzaga in the first round of the tournament. This will mark the first-ever meeting between NSU and Appalachian State and will also be televised on TruTV.