Men’s basketball seeded sixth in West, face surging Northern Iowa
By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
AUSTIN, Texas — Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament carried a lot less stress this year for the Texas men’s basketball team than it has at the end of the past two campaigns, thanks to a good, if not great, body of work in the regular season and a number of benchmark wins against some of the nation’s top teams.
For their efforts — and, some would say, despite their quarterfinal exit in the Big 12 Tournament last week — the Longhorns drew a sixth seed in the West Regional of the NCAAs and will face No. 11 Northern Iowa at 8:50 p.m. Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
If the Longhorns beat Northern Iowa, they [article-offer]