2023 NCAA Tournament: Tennessee’s opponent, seed announced

The NCAA announced the field for the men’s basketball tournament on Sunday.

Tennessee (23-10, 11-7 SEC) is a No. 4 seed in the East Region and will play Louisiana (26-7) in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday.

The Tennessee-Louisiana winner will advance to play the winner between Duke and Oral Roberts.

The 2023 NCAA Tournament will begin March 14 with the First Four. The first round will tip off on March 16.

The 2023 NCAA Tournament will conclude with the Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on April 1-3.

Tennessee enters the NCAA Tournament after being eliminated by Missouri in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

No. 5 seed Tennessee lost to No. 4 seed Missouri, 79-71, Friday in the SEC Tournament.

Rick Barnes has guided the Vols to five NCAA Tournament appearances as Tennessee’s head coach. Tennessee advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2019.

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Story originally appeared on Vols Wire