UCLA Women's Basketball is going dancing in the NCAA Tournament

The St. Bonaventure University basketball team reacts to the news that they had earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Bonnies will play UCLA in the First Four on Tuesday at UD Arena in Dayton Ohio. The game is scheduled for a 9:10

The St. Bonaventure University basketball team reacts to the news that they had earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Bonnies will play UCLA in the First Four on Tuesday at UD Arena in Dayton Ohio. The game is scheduled for a 9:10

St. Bonaventure hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2012, and they haven't earned an at-large bid since 2000. LiAngelo Ball also was suspended and withdrew from school. Kris Wilkes, a 6-8 guard who was named to the Pac-12's All-Freshman team, is second on the team in scoring (13.8).

The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm.

The victor of this encounter will take on No. 6 seed Florida in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday.

With AP Photos.With 48 previous NCAA Tournament appearances behind them, the UCLA Bruins (21-11) make their debut in a First Four play-in game.

Alumni as well as some parents of St. Bonaventure students gathered at the Relief Pitcher bar in Binghamton to show some support for the Bonnies. The Bruins should win this game, and then move to the first round, where they will have a chance against the Florida Gators. The Bonnies are familiar with the arena and hoping for support from Flyers fans.

"Yeah, it'll be the first time we won't get booed", head coach Mark Schmidt joked during Monday's press conference.

FAMILIAR ARENA PART 2: LIU Brooklyn coach Derek Kellogg was sacked by MA last season after losing to St. Bonaventure in the A-10 tournament.

The Bruins participation in the tournament means their players will miss at least three days of classes in the final week of instruction in the winter quarter.

"I've had some, I'd say, OK memories here", Kellogg said. Bucknell plays Michigan State in Detroit on Friday. Steve Alford himself has a 10-9 career record in the NCAA Tournament and for his team to win this one, they're going to have to be more consistent than they've been at times this season. Nate Jones averages 11 minutes and 2.2 points per game.

St. Bonaventure won 13 games in a row before losing in the Atlantic 10 tournament semifinals. The Bonnies qualify because they have one of the best backcourts in the country with seniors Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley. After finishing sixth in the Big South last season, Radford was picked in preseason polls to finish near the bottom of the conference again.

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