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NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket 2011: Oakland Vs. Texas

Day two of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament's second round begins with a game between the Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Texas Longhorns. These two teams comprise the 4/13 matchup in the NCAA bracket's West Region, with the Longhorns being the No. 4 seed and the Grizzlies being slotted as the No. 13 seed.

Oakland's road back to the NCAA tournament included a 17-1 record in the Summit League and a title in the conference's tournament. The Grizzlies rolled through the in-conference opposition all season long, and out of conference they played a lot of tournament teams close and even beat Tennessee on the road. Oakland will look to build upon those experiences against Texas and try to win an NCAA tournament game for the first time in its history. (Oakland is 0-2 in the Big Dance currently if you don't count a win in a play-in game back in 2005.)

Texas struggled a bit down the stretch, losing three of four games at the end of February and being beat by Kansas in the Big 12 championship game. Before that stretch of three losses in four games, Texas had only three losses all season. The Longhorns were ranked near the top of the polls, and two of their losses were a two-point defeat to Pittsburgh and a one-point overtime loss to UConn. Although the end of the season wasn't great by Texas' standards, many believe the Longhorns were underseeded. Oakland coach Greg Kampe gave off that impression when he found out the Grizzlies' opponent would be Texas, and I tend to agree with him since Texas does have a 27-7 record.

The game between Oakland and Texas will tip off at 12:15 p.m. (ET). CBS will have the broadcast, and the announcers will be Marv Albert and Steve Kerr.

If you are in need of a printable NCAA bracket to keep track of the tournament, make sure to download SB Nation's March Madness Bracket.