North Dakota State Receives No. 12 seed, date with Oklahoma in NCAA Tournament

Men's Championship Game: (1) North Dakota State vs. (2) Fort Wayne - Photo by Inertia Sports Media
Men's Championship Game: (1) North Dakota State vs. (2) Fort Wayne - Photo by Inertia Sports Media

FARGO, N.D. (gobison.com) – The North Dakota State men's basketball team will be the No. 12 seed in the West Region for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and play No. 5 seed Oklahoma (23-9) in a second-round matchup Thursday, March 20, in Spokane, Wash.

Tip time is 7:27 p.m. Eastern/4:27 p.m. Pacific. TruTV will televise the game.

Fans can enter requests to purchase tickets at GoBison.com/tickets, with priority given to members of Team Makers, men's basketball season ticket holders and NDSU alumni. Requests to purchase tickets will be accepted online beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, and will close on Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m.

NDSU (25-6) is making its second Division I NCAA Tournament appearance in school history after sweeping The Summit League's regular season and tournament titles. The Bison were a 14 seed in 2009 when they dropped a first-round game to Kansas. 

The No. 12 seed for NDSU is the highest for a Summit League team since 1997 and ties for the second-highest seed ever for a league team.