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SAN DIEGO – San Diego State will play Oklahoma on Friday in Philadelphia in their opening round of the NCAA tournament.

No. 7 seeded Aztec's celebrate NCAA announcement.

No. 7 seeded Aztec’s celebrate NCAA announcement.

The No. 7 seeded Aztecs (22-10) will be competing against No. 10 seeded Sooners in the South Regional bracket of the tournament.

The Aztecs are coming off a lost in the Mountain West Tournament to New Mexico on Friday.  Many expected them to be lower than a seventh seed.

Also in Aztec’s portion of the South Regional bracket vying for spots in the Sweet 16 are second-seeded Georgtown, which plays Florida Gulf Coast, and sixth-seeded UCLA.

UCLA is set to open with Minnesota on Friday in Austin, Texas.  The Bruins (25-9), who finished second in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, are the sixth-seeded team in the South Regional.

If UCLA beats the Gophers (20-12), it would play the winner of third-seeded Florida and Northwestern State in the third round. The Sweet 16 in the South Regional will be held in Arlington, Texas.

The official 2013 NCAA March Madness Mens Basketball, available at NCAA.com.

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