Auburn earns No. 5 seed, will face New Mexico State in NCAA Tournament

Auburn earns No. 5 seed, will face New Mexico State in NCAA Tournament
The Auburn men's basketball team is headed back to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year and the 10th time in program history. (Source: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Tigers are headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

The Tigers will be the No. 5 seed in the Midwest Region and face off against Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State in the opening round.

Auburn will have a tough match-up as the Aggies have won 19 straight and are always a favorite to pull an upset in the first round.

That game is slated for Thursday in Salt Lake City.

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