The NCAA Tournament Selection Show provided little drama since the full bracket was leaked online via Twitter prior to the show, but it did give the USC Trojans the official confirmation that they had done enough to earn one of the coveted at-large berths to the Big Dance.
USC will waltz, tango, cha-cha slide and twist its way across the country to Raleigh, North Carolina where it is the No. 8 seed in the East Region bracket. The Trojans will take on the the Providence Friars, a No. 9 seed, on Thursday night at approximately 6:50 p.m. PST.
The game will be on TBS and be called by a crew that includes former UCLA guard Reggie Miller, who hasn't had the most pleasant things to say about the Trojans or the Galen Center recently. Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Lewis Johnson will also be on the call.
The Trojans are an inexperienced postseason team with redshirt junior Katin Reinhardt being the only player that has ever played in the NCAA tournament. During his freshman year, Reinhardt scored 11 points in UNLV's 64-61 opening round loss to California in 2013. Reinhardt talks about his reaction to actually seeing the USC logo and name pop up on screen, what he plans to tell his teammates to prepare them for their first taste of March Madness and the potential matchup of guard Providence star Kris Dunn.
Here's a rapid reaction video from the athletic department of the team after learning they were in:
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