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Aztecs Dancing With No. 2 Seed

They'll face Northern Colorado first

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    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.

    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.

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    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.