January 14, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Saint Louis Billikens forward Brian Conklin (14) rallies his teammates before the game against the Charlotte 49ers at Halton Arena at UNCC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
St. Louis (KSDK) - The Saint Louis Billikens will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio, playing Memphis on Friday in the NCAA tournament.
The Billikens enter the NCAA tournament with a 25-7 record, which includes a 12-4 Atlantic 10 Conference record that placed the Billikens second in the league. The Memphis Tigers are the regular-season and tournament champions of Conference USA with a 26-8 overall record.
The winner will likely face the Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State on Sunday, March 22, with the winner of that game advancing to the Sweet 16 in Phoenix, Arizona.
This is Saint Louis University's first tournament appearance since 2000 and the first at-large bid since 1998. Friday's game will mark the Billiken's seventh appearance in the NCAA tournament.