Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Alabama A&M makes its seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament in eight years and opens Friday at 4:00 p.m. (Central) with the overall No. 8 seed UCLA.
The NCAA announced the tournament pairings Sunday night. The Bruins (20-10) are an at-large berth from the PAC-10 Conference and have won three national titles in their history (1984, 1990, 1991).
The Bulldogs (15-9) won the SWAC’s automatic selection with an impressive run through the SWAC Tournament a week ago and have won 11 of their last 14 matches. Alabama (15-14) and Clemson (28-3) make up the other side of the bracket.