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Texas Basketball: Which Teams Could The Longhorns Play In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament?

Texas has taken a step forward under first-year head coach Shaka Smart, and the 20-11 Longhorns are NCAA Tournament-bound for the 25th time in the last 28 seasons. 

First though, there is the matter of the Big 12 Tournament. Texas held its own in a rugged Big 12 this season, earning the No. 4 seed and a match-up with fifth-seeded Baylor in Thursday's quarterfinals. If UT wins, they will more than likely take on top-seeded Kansas in the semifinals on Friday. 

When it comes to the Big Dance, two out of three experts agree on the Longhorns' seeding, as of now. 

ESPN’s Bracketology: 6-seed in the Midwest playing Temple in Des Moines

CBS Sports:6-seed in the Midwest playing San Diego State in Des Moines

USA Today: 5-seed in the East playing Valparaiso in Oklahoma City

Likely Seed: Right now, betting on the Longhorns to be a 6-seed would be a solid bet. Unless...

Ceiling: Texas makes a deep run in the Big 12 Tournament. At that point, a 5-seed would be likely and even a 4 might not be out of the question. 

Texas fans, how are you feeling about your team making a deep run in March? Are there any teams you do or don't want to see in the tournament?

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