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NCAA bracket 2017: No. 11 Kansas State will play No. 11 Wake Forest on Tuesday

The Wildcats head to Dayton as an 11 seed.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The brackets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament have been announced, and as expected K-State managed to work their way into the 68-team field. The Wildcats earned an 11 seed in the South region, and will be traveling to University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, for a Tuesday matchup at approximately 8:10 pm CT. They’ll face the also-11th-seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons (19-13). Wake Forest’s tie to K-State, as it were, is their head coach: former nemesis Danny Manning.

A win in that game would set up a clash with the 6th-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats (29-4) on Friday in Sacramento, Calif.

This marks K-State’s third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five years and seventh in the last ten; it’s the 29th appearance overall for the 20-13 Wildcats. Only 22 teams have received more invitations.

We’ll have more on the matchup, the overall bracket, and K-State’s potential path forward as the week unfolds. Stay tuned!