The Tennessee Volunteers will be a No. 5 seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. They will meet the surprise Pac-12 champions — the Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State beat UCLA, Oregon and Colorado to take home the crown. They finished 17-12 overall on the year, finishing 6th in the regular season Pac-12 standings.
Kenpom ranks the Beavers as the 85th team in the country, while Tennessee checks in as the 21st.
After disrupting the bubble, the Beavers land as a No. 12 seed. Oregon State and Tennessee will play on Friday. The winner will face (4) Oklahoma State or (13) Liberty.
Illinois is the top seed in Tennessee’s region, fresh off a Big Ten Tournament title. Houston earned the No. 2 seed, while West Virginia grabbed the No. 3 seed.
Tennessee ended being the 19th overall seed in the tournament.
The NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday with the first four. The second round will begin on Friday and run through Saturday.
Here’s the full bracket.