Patriot League champion, No. 13 seed in the West Region Bucknell Bison (26-8) will face Second in Big 12 , No. 4 seed West Virginia in a first-round game of the NCAA tournament. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 2:45 PM EST in First Niagara Center, Buffalo.
The game will be televised nationally on CBS, with Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce reporting the match.
The winner will play the winner of Notre Dame – Princeton in the second round on Saturday.
Date and Time: March 16th, 2017 2:45 PM EST
Venue: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y
TV: CBS (US)
West Virginia will mark its 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and its eighth under head coach Bob Huggins.
After winning the first two games, West Virginia lost the Big 12 Championship game to Iowa State 80-74 on march 11.
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Jevon Carter leads a Mountaineers offensive side scoring at 13.1 points per game.
The Bucknell Bisons is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003. The Bisons won their second-straight regular season title after earning an automatic bid with three home wins.
Patriot League Player of the Year, as well as the Defensive Player of the Year Nana Foulland, is averaging 14.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. Tournament MVP junior guard Zach Thomas is averaging 16 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.