The Cincinnati Bearcats will face the Saint Joseph's Hawks out West in Spokane

The Bearcats landed the 9th seed in the West region on Selection Sunday. They will face the 8th seed St. Joseph's Hawks. The Hawks are a member of the Atlantic 10. J.T. Smith of Bearcat Insider spoke with the Scout studios about UC making the tournament and what to expect on Friday and beyond.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are a 9-seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, and they're facing Saint Joseph's Hawks who are an 8-seed in the first round at 9:57 p.m. ET on Friday.

This will be the first time these two teams have faced off since 1969. UC has a 3-1 overall record against the Hawks, but they haven't met since I have been alive so I don't know how much that record will hold weight.

UC is 22-10 overall and St. Joe's is 27-7 overall.

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