- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - No. 2 seed Louisville (24-8) vs. No. 15 seed Jacksonville State (20-14)

First round, Midwest Region; Indianapolis, 2:45 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: After missing the tournament last year because of a school-imposed ban, coach Rick Pitino has Louisville looking to stick around this year. Jacksonville State is trying to avoid a one-and-done showing in its first NCAA appearance.

BEATING THE BEST: Louisville already has four wins this season against conference champs - Kentucky (SEC), Purdue (Big Ten), Wichita State (Missouri Valley) and Texas Southern (Southwest Athletic).

SURPRISE: After going 8-23 in 2015-16, Jacksonville State was picked to finish last in the Ohio Valley Conference.

DID YOU KNOW: Louisville won national titles the only other times it was seeded second (1980, 1986).


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