It's Oklahoma vs. Oral Roberts in NCAA first round

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma will play in-state rival Oral Roberts in the NCAA tournament opener for both teams.

The 64-team field for the tournament was announced Monday. Oklahoma (44-15) learned Sunday it would host a four-team regional for the second straight year and the Sooners received one of 16 No. 1 seeds. The Sooners finished second in the Big 12 Conference this season.

Oral Roberts (35-25) won the Summit League tournament title for the 13th straight year after sharing the regular-season crown with South Dakota State. The fourth-seeded Golden Eagles have not played Oklahoma this season.

Second-seeded California (29-23) will play No. 3 seed North Carolina (36-20) in the regional's other first-round game. North Carolina made the tournament field despite not qualifying for the ACC tournament.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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