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ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Louis University men's basketball team is going to its third consecutive NCAA Tournament for the first time in the school's history.

The fifth-seeded Billikens (26-6) are facing twelfth-seeded North Carolina State (22-13) Thursday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. The winner will play the winner of the Louisville-Manhattan game.

The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 Conference—its second consecutive regular-season title—with a 13-3 in-conference record.

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SLU lost four of its last five games prior to the start of the tournament.

The NCAA Final Four takes place April 5, with the championship game on April 7 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

 
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