USC chosen for first NCAA Tournament since 2011

USC chosen for first NCAA Tournament since 2011

Published Mar. 13, 2016 9:05 p.m. ET

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.