POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:39pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:28pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Southern Jaguar men’s basketball team has made a remarkable turnaround this season. Now, for just the second time in the last 20 years the jaguar program is in the field of 68 teams that will be competing in the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Roman Banks and his team will have to take on the number 1-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs when the madness gets underway on Thursday. Regardless of opponent, Banks credits his players for the recent success.
"What makes it happen is a group of guys that come together and sacrifice themselves,” he said. “I 'm appreciative of those guys to put their egos to the side and work as one unit to help us get to where we are trying to go."
Southern could make history as the only 16-seed to beat a 1-seed. It's something that has never been done.