The No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers (18-8, 11-8 SEC) and the No. 12 Oregon State Beavers (17-12, 13-10 Pac 12) pair up in the first round of the NCAA tournament, where the Volunteers are making their third consecutive appearance. The Beavers, on the other hand, are back on the national stage for the first time since 2016 thanks to an impressive run through the Pac 12 tournament. Had they fallen short of winning the conference, they wouldn’t have made it here.