KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The 32-team bracket was revealed Wednesday for the NAIA men's basketball championship on Facebook and YouTube.
The 82nd edition of the tournament will include the Central Baptist College Mustangs, who were selected as an eight-seed and will face a one-seed, No. 4 LSU-Alexandria, the defending national runners-up.
The game will be played at 3 p.m. March 20 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
"LSU-A has been number one for a lot of the season," CBC coach Clint Galyean said. "They are one of the most talented teams in the country every year. Coach (Larry) Cordero does a really good job bringing in players and winning games. It's going to be a really tough matchup."
CBC enters the tournament with a 22-10 record, having won their last five games, including three-straight to win their first American Midwest Conference title.
CBC was ranked in three polls this season, earning 18th and 23rd rankings, respectively.
LSU-Alexandria is 28-4 this season and finished as the regular season champion of the Red River Athletic Conference and spent most of the season in the top-five after being ranked second in the preseason poll.
The Generals moved up to No. 1 in the first regular season poll and remained there until the final poll of the regular season, which dropped them to second, and the poll after the conference tournaments, which saw them drop to fourth.
"We are excited for it,” Galyean said. “They are long and athletic, and I think they lead the nation in assists. We're going to have a lot on our hands, but I think our guys have bought in and we've won five games in a row, so we're not scared of anybody, but we definitely respect them and I think it will be a good matchup for us.”
CBC's game will be the fourth game in the tournament.
A win gives them a day off before playing in the second round Friday.