The Lawrence University men's basketball team will face Wheaton (Ill.) College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday.
Lawrence (22-2) will play in a four-team regional at UW-Whitewater. Loras College (21-6) faces Whitewater (24-4) in the other game Friday. The winners meet on Saturday in a second round game.
Lawrence is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons and the fifth time overall (1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008). Lawrence earned its automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament by winning the Midwest Conference Tournament on Saturday.
Lawrence is 0-1 vs. this year's NCAA Tournament field. Wheaton has a 3-2 mark against NCAA Tournament teams this season.