OU, OSU going dancing

NCAA Tournament play tips off this week, and both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are going dancing.

The Sooners (23-9) received a No. 5 seed in the West region and will face No. 12 seed North Dakota State in the first round on Thursday (6:27 p.m. truTV) in Spokane, Wash.

This is Oklahoma's second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament under Head Coach Lon Kruger.

As for Oklahoma State, the Cowboys received a No. 9 seed in the West Region and will face the No. 8 seed Gonzaga in the second round in San Diego on Friday (3:40 p.m. TNT).

This marks the Pokes' 26th appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1945, which includes 14 Sweet 16s, 11 Elite Eights, six Final Fours, and two national championships.

Oklahoma State is also the first team in Big 12 history to have a losing conference record (8-10) and make the Big Dance.