Aztecs Dancing With No. 2 Seed

They'll face Northern Colorado first

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    Coach Steve Fisher and players react after Sunday's announcement that SDSU men's basketball team will play in Tucson on Thursday. (Published Monday, Mar 14, 2011)

    San Diego State’s road to the Final Four will start in Arizona.

    The Aztecs are a No. 2 seed and will travel to Tuscon to face Northern Colorado on Thursday in their first game of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, the selection committee announced Sunday.

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    Coach Steve Fisher and players react after Sunday's announcement that SDSU men's basketball team will play in Tucson on Thursday. (Published Monday, Mar 14, 2011)

    The Mountain West Conference Tournament champs will play out of the West Region, which features Duke as its top seed and No. 3 Connecticut and No. 4 Texas among the top outliers.

    The region's other teams are Arizona, Bucknell, Cincinnati, Hampton, Michigan, Memphis, Missouri, Oakland, Penn St., Temple and Tennessee.

    Should the Aztecs (32-2) advance to the next round, they would face the winner of Temple and Penn St.

    San Diego State was one of three Mountain West teams to make the tournament.

    BYU, a third seed in the Southeast region,  and UNLV, an eighth seed in the Southwest, were at-large selections. The Cougars will face No. 14 Wofford, and the Rebels will meet No. 9 Illinois.