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BYU draws 11-seed in NCAA Tournament, facing Ole Miss in Dayton

The Cougars are dancing for the 8th time in 9 seasons.

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For the eighth time in nine seasons, the BYU Cougars have qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

BYU celebrated its at-large selection during the tournament selection show, where CBS announced the Cougars as an 11th seed, drawing the Ole Miss Rebels. The game, which is a play-in contest, will tip at 7:10 p.m. MT on Tuesday, March 17 in Dayton, Ohio.

After climbing to 25 wins on an eight-game win streak before falling to Gonzaga in the WCC title game, BYU's bubble case was made even more clear as other bubble teams (especially in the SEC) fell to inferior opponents.

The bid is the eighth in 10 seasons for head coach Dave Rose. The Cougars are 4-7 under Rose in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2011.

BYU has now reached the NCAA Tournament 29 times in its history and carries an overall record of 15-31 in the Big Dance.

Here is how BYU's draw compares to previous seeding in Rose's tenure:

2015: 11-seed
2014: 10-seed
2012: 14-seed (Last Four In)
2011: 3-seed
2010: 7-seed
2009: 8-seed
2008: 8-seed
2007: 8-seed