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Selection Sunday photos: No. 9 Northwestern will play No. 8 Florida Atlantic in NCAA Tournament

The Northwestern men’s basketball team held a Selection Sunday watch party at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston — and it was revealed the 21-11 Wildcats were the No. 9 seed in the East Region.

Northwestern, which earned back-to-back bids for the first time in school history, will play No. 8 seed Florida Atlantic (25-8) at 11:15 a.m. Friday (CBS) in Brooklyn, New York. That winner will face either No. 1 UConn or No. 16 Stetson in a second-round game.

Northwestern lost in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday to Wisconsin, while Florida Atlanta was upset by Temple in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.