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No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Providence Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Prediction

A closeup of a Texas A&M cheerleader.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 20: Texas A&M Aggies cheerleaders perform in the first half against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 20, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies will take on the No. 10 seed Providence Friars The two teams are part of the West region, playing in the same bracket as No. 1 seed Xavier.

Preview: Texas A&M finished with an overall record of 20-12 this season - with a 9-9 mark in the SEC. Providence, meanwhile, finished with a 21-13 record and a 10-8 mark in the Big East. The Friars almost knocked off Villanova in the Big East Tournament title game, while the Aggies fell to Alabama in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Tyler Davis is Texas A&M's most important player. Against Alabama, he was in foul trouble, and the team struggled because of it. Providence's leading scorers are Rodney Bullock, Alpha Diallo and Kyron Cartwright.

You can check out the entire NCAA Tournament bracket here. You can also see all 68 teams in the tournament here.

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 12:15 PM ET

TV Channel: CBS

Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson

Opening Betting Line: Texas A&M by 3.5 via 5Dimes

Texas A&M has now qualified for the NCAA Tournament 14 times. Providence will be making its 20th appearance in the Big Dance.

Prediction: Providence, after an incredible run in the Big East Tournament, is one of the hottest teams in the country. We'll take the Friars, behind some heroics from Kyron Cartwright and his teammates.