USC chosen for first NCAA Tournament since 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years.
The Trojans (21-12) are seeded No. 8 in the East and will face Providence in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday. It is USC's 17th NCAA Tournament appearance and its first under third-year coach Andy Enfield.
Enfield coached 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet Sixteen 2013 in his only previous NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Trojans are 12-18 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, and their last win came in the opening game in 2009.
Providence (23-10), finished fourth in the Big East and reached the Big East semifinals.
The Friars are making their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance.