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OFFICIAL: Tennessee earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament; Will face Colgate in opening round

Here’s a look at the draw.

NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Tennessee vs Auburn Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee’s win on Saturday over the Kentucky Wildcats had most of us thinking No. 1 seed. But the Vols came out unfocused and sloppy on Sunday against the Auburn Tigers, who picked up their second win over Tennessee in as many weeks.

The result is a continuation of Tennessee’s SEC Tournament curse — along with a No. 2 seed in next week’s NCAA Tournament.

Here’s your first look at Tennessee’s draw.

NCAA Tournament Tennessee

So Tennessee heads north to Columbus to face Colgate on Friday. A potential second round matchup with Cincinnati looms, however. The Bearcats get to play in their home state, fresh off of an AAC title run and a 12 point win over Houston.

Virginia captures the top seed in the south. Here’s a look at their draw and the rest of the region.

For what it’s worth, Tennessee was the 5th overall seed, just missing out on a No. 1 seed.