JSU prepares for NCAA tournament matchup with Louisville

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (al.com) - Jacksonville State learned it will play Louisville in its first NCAA Tournament game.

The Gamecocks are seeded 15th in the Midwest region and the Cardinals (24-8) from the ACC are seeded No. 2. The game will be on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind. Tip is approximately 2:45 p.m. CT on CBS.

Jacksonville State (20-14), in head coach Ray Harper's first year, won the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed, defeating UT-Martin 66-55 in the final.

Erik Durham scored 17 points to lead the way for fourth-seeded JSU in that game, while Greg Tucker added 14 points and Malcolm Drumwright 13. Drumwright was named tournament MVP, while Tucker also made the all-tournament team.

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