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Time to dance! Here's where Houston, other Texas teams will begin NCAA tournament

The road to the Final Four in Houston begins now.

HOUSTON — The University of Houston Cougars hope to win a championship in their own town and we now know where their journey will start.

The seedings and brackets were released Sunday, revealing the University of Houston is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region and will start NCAA tournament play against No. 16 Northern Kentucky at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Houston finished the regular season 29-2 and was the No. 1 team in the country. The Final Four is in Houston this year, so the Coogs’ hope it’s not a long trip for the championship trophy.

But Houston isn’t the only Texas team heading to the big dance.

No. 2 University of Texas is playing against No. 15 Colgate in the first round of the Midwest Region at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

No. 3 Baylor will face No. 14 UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the South Region at 12:30 p.m. on Friday in Denver.

No. 6 TCU will play No. 11 Arizona State/Nevada (play-in game) at 9:05 p.m. on Friday in the first round of the West Region. The game will be played in Denver.

No. 7 Texas A&M made the tournament, as well, and will take on No. 10 Penn State at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday in the first round of the Midwest Region in Des Moines, Iowa.

Texas Southern University will take on Fairleigh Dickinson University at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday to see who will be the No. 16 seed to take on No. 1 Purdue on Friday in the first round of the East Region in Columbus, Ohio.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi will take on SE Missouri State in a play-in game at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday to see who will be the No. 16 seed in the South Region and take on the tournament's top-seed No. 1 Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday.

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