SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The No. 20 Wofford Terriers earned the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and will travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to face the 10th-seeded Seton Hall Pirates in the first round on Thursday.
The Terriers’ No. 7 seed is the second-best for a Southern Conference team since seeding began in 1979, a year that saw Appalachian State earn a No. 6 seed in the 40-team field. Wofford’s seed is the SoCon’s highest in the modern format, which saw the field expand to 64 in 1985 and to 68 in 2011.
This will be Wofford's fifth appearance in the NCAA tournament and third in Jacksonville (2010, 2015). The winner of Wofford-Seton Hall will face either No. 2 Kentucky or No. 15 Abilene Christian on Saturday, March 23.
Seton Hall went 20-13 overall this season, going 9-9 in the Big East. The Pirates knocked off sixth-seeded Georgetown and second-seeded Marquette before falling to Villanova in the Big East Championship game 74-72 on Saturday.
The Terriers went 21-0 against Southern Conference opponents this year, going 18-0 in conference play and winning three games in the Ingles SoCon Basketball Championship presented by General Shale to claim the tournament title, capping the run with a 70-58 win over UNC Greensboro in the title game to improve to 29-4 overall.