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NCAA tournament bracket 2017: Wisconsin lands No. 8 seed, will face No. 9 Virginia Tech

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The Badgers are headed to Buffalo.

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The Wisconsin Badgers are a No. 8 seed in the 2017 NCAA tournament, the selection committee revealed Sunday.

Slotted in the East Region, Wisconsin (25-9, 12-6 Big Ten) will face the No. 9 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-10, 10-8 ACC) on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. Tip-off is set for approximately 8:40 p.m. CT, after the conclusion of Villanova vs. Mt. Saint Mary’s/New Orleans. CBS will carry the game, meaning it can be live-streamed on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps. Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce will have the call. The full TV schedule for the opening round of the tournament is below.

The Badgers enter the Big Dance after reaching the championship game of the Big Ten tournament on Sunday. Wisconsin lost to the Michigan Wolverines 71-56 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Virginia Tech lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament to Florida State 74-68 on Thursday. The Hokies entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed in the conference and first defeated No. 10 Wake Forest in the second round before falling to the Seminoles.

For more on Virginia Tech, check out Gobbler Country.

Wisconsin and Virginia Tech have met once before, on Dec. 1, 2008, when the Badgers defeated the Hokies in Blacksburg, Va., 74-72.

Click here for a printable version of the bracket below.

2017 NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Game Date Tip Time (ET) Network Site Commentators
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Princeton Tigers March 16 12:15 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
Virginia Cavaliers vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks March 16 12:40 p.m. truTV Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
Butler Bulldogs vs. Winthrop Eagles March 16 1:30 p.m. TNT Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits March 16 2 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Bucknell Bison March 16 Approx. 2:45 CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
Florida Gators vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers March 16 Approx. 3 p.m. truTV Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders March 16 Approx. 4 p.m. TNT Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores March 16 Approx. 4:30 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
Maryland Terrapins vs. Xavier Musketeers March 16 6:50 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
Villanova Wildcats vs. Mt. St. Mary's/New Orleans March 16 7:10 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
Saint Mary's Gaels vs. VCU Rams March 16 7:20 p.m. truTV Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Vermont Catamounts March 16 7:27 p.m. TBS Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
Florida State Seminoles vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles March 16 Approx. 9:20 p.m. TNT Orlando Ian Eagle / Steve Lavin / Evan Washburn
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies March 16 Approx. 9:40 p.m. CBS Buffalo Verne Lundquist / Jim Spanarkel / Allie LaForce
Arizona Wildcats vs. North Dakota March 16 Approx. 9:50 p.m. TBS Salt Lake City Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas / Jamie Erdahl
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Nevada Wolf Pack March 16 Approx. 9:57 p.m. truTV Milwaukee Carter Blackburn / Mike Gminski / Debbie Antonelli / Lisa Byington
Michigan Wolverines vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys March 17 12:15 p.m. CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
Baylor Bears vs. New Mexico State Aggies March 17 12:40 p.m. truTV Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Seton Hall Pirates March 17 1:30 p.m. TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
Oregon Ducks vs. Iona Gaels March 17 2 p.m. TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Louisville Cardinals vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks March 17 Approx. 2:45 CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
SMU Mustangs vs. Providence Friars/USC Trojans March 17 Approx. 3 p.m. truTV Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Texas Southern Tigers March 17 Approx. 4 p.m. TNT Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
Creighton Bluejays vs. Rhode Island Rams March 17 Approx. 4:30 p.m. TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Kansas Jayhawks vs. NC Central/UC Davis March 17 6:50 p.m. TNT Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
Dayton Flyers vs. Wichita State Shockers March 17 7:10 p.m. CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
Duke Blue Devils vs. Troy Trojans March 17 7:20 p.m. truTV Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Kansas St. Wildcats/Wake Forest Demon Deacons March 17 7:27 p.m. TBS Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Miami Hurricanes vs. Michigan State Spartans March 17 Approx. 9:20 p.m. TNT Tulsa Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner / Dana Jacobson
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northern Kentucky Norse March 17 Approx. 9:40 p.m. CBS Indianapolis Jim Nantz / Grant Hill / Bill Raftery / Tracy Wolfson
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Marquette Golden Eagles March 17 Approx. 9:50 p.m. TBS Greenville Brian Anderson / Chris Webber / Lewis Johnson
UCLA Bruins vs. Kent State Golden Flashes March 17 Approx. 9:57 p.m. truTV Sacramento Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Len Elmore / Ros Gold-Onwude
Table provided by Christopher Novak