(AP) -- Washington is a No. 4 seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament and will play 13th-seeded and Southeastern Conference tournament champion Mississippi State in the first round on Thursday in Portland, Ore.
The NCAA announced on Sunday the Huskies' first berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in three years.
West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga is also going to Portland, as the fourth seed in the South region. The Bulldogs will play Akron on Thursday. It is the Zags' 11th consecutive NCAAtournament appearance.