NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma will play in-state rival Oral Roberts in the NCAA tournament opener for both teams.
The 64-team field for the tournament was announced Monday. Oklahoma (44-15) learned Sunday it would host a four-team regional for the second straight year and the Sooners received one of 16 No. 1 seeds. The Sooners finished second in the Big 12 Conference this season.
Oral Roberts (35-25) won the Summit League tournament title for the 13th straight year after sharing the regular-season crown with South Dakota State. The fourth-seeded Golden Eagles have not played Oklahoma this season.
Second-seeded California (29-23) will play No. 3 seed North Carolina (36-20) in the regional's other first-round game. North Carolina made the tournament field despite not qualifying for the ACC tournament.