The Latest on NCAA Tournament selection Sunday (all times Eastern):
They were gathered in an entertainment room in coach Chris Mack’s house when Johnson mentioned prematurely during the selection show that the Musketeers had the first No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed in their history.
Their reaction: Wait, what?
”It was a good feeling to be first in school history to be able to do so.”
Xavier’s senior-laden roster has been through both sides of tournament craziness. The Musketeers got the first No. 2 seed in their history in 2016 and lost in the second round to Wisconsin. Last year, they overcame injuries and went on a late run, reaching the Elite Eight.
”The tournament is so unique,” coach Chris Mack said. ”We’ve got to play our best if we have to advance, and I think we’re right on the verge of that. I think our defense grew up the last three weeks of the season. Experience helps, but being ready to play that night is the
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