The Kent State Men’s Basketball team is expected to depart Wednesday morning en route to California for their appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The Golden Flashes are the #14 seed in the tournament’s South bracket. They will play the #3 ranked UCLA Bruins. This will be the Mid-American Conference Champion’s fifth appearance in the tourney compared to UCLA’s 47th appearance.

How about a trip out west? No. 14 @KentStMBB vs No. 3 UCLA, “South” Regional at the brand new Golden Center, Friday in Sacramento! #Unleash

— Kent State Athletics (@KentStAthletics) March 12, 2017

The game is scheduled for Friday, March 17 at 9:57 P.M. They play at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

See the moment they were selected to play in the NCAA Tournament:

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show.
After their selection to the tournament, several notable Kent State alumni took to social media to congratulate the team.

Congrats to @KentStMBB, @MACSports Champions! Good Luck in the Big Dance! #ScrewTheRoo #DancingAgain #swayzetyme #dirtydancingboys

— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 12, 2017

Congrats to my alma mater @KentState for winning the #MAC tonight! Great sports day for me 🙂

— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) March 12, 2017

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