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2015 NCAA Tournament: Texas Longhorns Get 11-Seed in Midwest Region; Will Play the 6-Seed Butler Bulldogs

The Texas Longhorns were gifted with a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament as an 11-seed; will play the 6-seeded Butler Bulldogs

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Texas Longhorns fans abound can all finally take a collectively sigh of relief as Texas has made the NCAA Tournament as an 11-seed in the Midwest Region, where they will face the 6-seeded Butler Bulldogs.

Texas was able to bypass the play-in round, despite the collapse in the quarterfinal of the Big 12 Tournament against the Iowa State Cyclones in a game that could have seemingly guaranteed their place in the NCAA Tourney days before Selection Sunday.

But none of that matters now. Texas made it into the NCAAs with a clean slate and another opportunity to turn what has been a disappointing season into one that can be salvaged if the Longhorns can manage to steal a win or two. First up; Butler on Thursday.