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NCAA bracket 2017: No. 11 Providence will face No. 11 USC in First Four

The First Four provides a 2016 NCAA Tournament rematch!

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Creighton Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight year, the Providence Friars and USC Trojans will square off in the NCAA Tournament!

Last season, the Friars bested the Trojans in the Round of 64. This year, the teams will square off in the First Four in Dayton. The winner will advance to play the 6-seed SMU Mustangs in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This is Providence’s fourth straight NCAA Tournament, marking the first time in school history that the Friars have appeared in four straight NCAA Tournaments.