ASU gets into Big Dance for first time in 4 years; UofA gets No. 4 seed

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ASU and UofA are both in the NCAA Tournament. (Source: AP) ASU and UofA are both in the NCAA Tournament. (Source: AP)

For the first time in four years, Arizona State is going dancing.

The Sun Devils received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. They will go to Dayton and play Syracuse at 6:10 p.m. Arizona time on Wednesday. The winner of that game will be the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region and play No. 6-seed TCU on Friday.

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The squad had been considered a bubble team since it had a total of 11 loses on the season, nine of them to non-tournament teams. However, it appears the committee overlooked that due to ASU's strong start to the season, including wins over Xavier and Kansas.

ASU was also one-and-done in the Pac-12 Tournament, getting crushed by Colorado on Wednesday.

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This was the first time Arizona State was selected for the NCAA Tournament since 2014.

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Arizona was already a lock since it won the Pac-12 Tournament. The Wildcats were seeded No. 4 in the South Region and will play Buffalo on Thursday. Their road to the Final Four looks to be a tough one. If they beat Buffalo, they would face No. 5 Kentucky and No. 1 overall Virginia.

The other Pac-12 team to get in was UCLA.

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Surprisingly, USC didn't get chosen.

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