Who’s at the Pavilion
Gophers (26-4): Went 18-2 in the Big Ten to win their first conference title since 2002. Top seed in their regional, No. 2 seed overall behind USC.
Jackson State (15-21): The SWAC tournament champion is the only team in the NCAA tournament with a losing record.
Marquette (21-11): Earned an at-large bid out of the Big East. This is the Golden Eagles’ fifth consecutive NCAA appearance.
Northern Iowa (19-14): Earned an at-large bid out of the Missouri Valley Conference. This is the Panthers’ 19th NCAA appearance.
The winner of Saturday’s second-round match will advance to the Des Moines Regional on Dec. 11 and 12 at Wells Fargo Arena.