BRACKET: Vols No. 2 seed in South Region, face Colgate in first round

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee opens the NCAA Tournament on Friday as Rick Barnes and company will face 15-seed Colgate as a 2-seed.

Colgate finished the season 24-10 and earned a spot in the tourney after winning the Patriot League.

Friday's game will be televised live on WVLT/CBS at around 3 p.m. (30 minutes after the conclusion of the Cincinnati vs. Iowa game)

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The selection matches the program's highest tournament seed ever (2006, 2008).

Tennessee has a 29-5 record this season, including the SEC Tournament.

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