SWAC basketball champion Prairie View A&M drew a No. 16 seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday.

The Panthers (22-12) will face Fairleigh Dickinson (20-13) of the Northeast Conference in the NCAA’s First Four game in Dayton.

The winner of that contest will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the West Region on Thursday.

Prairie View A&M captured the SWAC’s automatic bid Saturday after overcoming a 13-point deficit to defeat rival Texas Southern 92-86 in the conference tournament final in Birmingham. Ala.


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