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UCLA To Face St. Bonaventure in First Round Play-In Game

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UCLA joins Arizona and Arizona State as the only Pac-12 teams selected.

NCAA Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Tournament - Stanford vs UCLA Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA Bruins have received an At-Large bid for the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA is an 11 seed in the East Bracket. But, here’s the rub. UCLA is first going to Dayton, OH on Tuesday night to face St. Bonaventure in one of the First Four play-in games. The approximate tip time is 6:10 pm PT.

While this ends months of speculation as to whether or not UCLA would make it this season, it makes the Bruins’ Road to the Final Four tougher. In fact, it makes their road to the Sweet 16 tougher, too, because, now, they will have to win three games to get there, instead of just two.

If UCLA beats St. Bonaventure in Dayton on Tuesday, the Bruins will head to Dallas for a game against 6 seed Florida on Thursday.

But, hey, UCLA is better off than Southern Cal. The Pac-12 runner-up didn’t make the Tournament. Ouch.

Here is the full bracket from the SB Nation mothership.



Go Bruins!