USC chosen for first NCAA Tournament since 2011

BY foxsports • March 13, 2016

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.


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