If Little Rock advances to the second round of the tournament, it would play the winner of No. 6 USF and No. 11 Buffalo on Monday.
Little Rock earned its automatic bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament when it claimed the Sun Belt Tournament Championship on Sunday night. The Trojans survived a strong second-half surge by Texas State to win its fourth league tournament with a final score of 54-53. Ronjanae DeGray and Monique Townson earned All-Tournament Team honors for their performance throughout the tournament.
This will be Little Rocks fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament. Little Rock has posted two NCAA Tournament victories over the years with the last coming as the No. 11 seed against No. 6 seed Texas A&M in 2015 when it knocked off the Aggies 69-60. Little Rock then fell 57-54 to No. 3 seed Arizona State in the second round.
Little Rock Trojans Earns No. 14 Seed in NCAA Tournament
Prior to that, Little Rocks first NCAA Tournament victory came in 2010 when it was an at-large bid to the tournament. As a No. 11 seed that season, the Trojans defeated No. 6 seed Georgia Tech in the first round before losing to No. 3 seed Oklahoma in the second round on the Sooners home court.
Little Rock earned its automatic bid to this years NCAA Tournament when it claimed the Sun Belt Tournament Championship on Sunday night. The Trojans survived a strong second-half surge by Texas State to win its fourth league tournament with a final score of 54-53. Ronjanae DeGray and Monique Townsonearned All-Tournament Team honors for their performance throughout the tournament.
Ticket information for the Trojans NCAA Tournament game will be forthcoming.
The Trojans will play No. 3 seed Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida. The matchup will take place at 10 a.m. (CT) on ESPN2.
UALR celebrates after defeating Texas State 54-53 on Sunday in the championship of the Sun Belt Tournament against Texas State in New Orleans.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will play Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ticket information for the Trojans' NCAA Tournament game will be forthcoming.
The Trojans (23-9) earned a 14 seed in the Albany Regional and will take on the Seminoles (25-6), the No. 3 seed. The game is set for 11 a.m. Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla., where FSU plays its home games.
UConn, Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State are the tournaments No. 1 seeds. The Huskies, vying for their 12th national championship, are the No. 1 seed in UALRs region.
The Trojans earned an automatic bid when they won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game over Texas State 54-53 on Sunday.
UALR last made it to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, when the Trojans reached the second round before losing 57-54 to Arizona State.
The Associated Press and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Brooks Kubena contributed to this story.