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UNLV Receives 5th Seed; Will Face Cal on Thursday

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Las Vegas – UNLV earned a 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will head to San Jose to take on the 12th-seed California Golden Bears on Thursday.

The Rebels beat Cal in Berkeley earlier this season, 76-75.

In all, the Mountian West Conference has five teams in the Big Dance. New Mexico earned the highest seed, a 3 seed, in the West Region and will face Harvard the 14th-seed in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

San Diego St. is the 7th seed in the South Region and will take on 10th-seeded Oklahoma in Austin on Thursday.

Colorado St. is the 8th seed in the Midwest Region and will face 9th seeded Missouri.

Boise State, which was considered a bubble team, made it in as a 13 seed in the West Region and will play La Salle in a play-in game on Tuesday in Kansas City.

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