A look at the teams from Texas that qualified for the NCAA Tournament (go here for NCAA.com bracket):
Texas A&M (26-8) vs. Green Bay, 6:20 p.m. Fri., TBS
No. 3 seed, West: The Aggies seem to have everything needed for a deep run: a senior-laden lineup, depth, defensive prowess and strong rebounding.
Baylor (22-11) vs. Yale, 1:45 p.m. Thu., KTVT/11
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No. 5 seed, West: The Bears were put through the wringer in the rugged Big 12 and still stand tall. They have skill and muscle in the frontcourt, but guard play could be a problem.
Texas (20-12) vs. Northern Iowa, 8:50 p.m. Fri., TBS
No. 6 seed, West: The Longhorns thrived in Shaka Smart’s first season, but key injuries (Isaiah Taylor, Cameron Ridley) are problematic. They have the potential to make noise, or bow out after one game.
Texas Tech (19-12) vs. Butler, 11:40 a.m. Thu., truTV
No. 8 seed, Midwest: The Red Raiders survived the Big 12 season with a .500 record and round out the conference’s seven tourney teams. They’ll have to hope their backcourt steps up.
Stephen F. Austin (27-5) vs. W. Virginia, 6:10 p.m. Fri., KTVT/11
No. 14 seed, East: The Lumberjacks are in the Big Dance for the third straight season, so they won’t be star-struck and should not be overlooked. But opener against West Virginia doesn’t bode well.
The top seeds
1. N. Carolina
3. West Virginia
3. Texas A&M
2. Michigan St.
4. Iowa State