Abilene, Texas, 27-6.
Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: Joe Golding.
Conference: Southland. Bid: Automatic.
Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 15.
Tournament History: First appearance.
Last appearance: First.
Scoring: 74.5 points per game, 47.4 fg pct, 38.6 3-pt pct, 71.5 ft pct.
Top Scorers: Jaren Lewis 13.7; Jalone Friday 13.1; Payten Ricks 11.7.
Rebounds: Lewis 6.2; B.J. Maxwell 4.7; Avg team margin (plus-1.7).
Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.30): Jaylen Franklin (4.9/2.1), 163 assists.
Last 10 Games: 8-2.
Best Win: 83-68 at home to Campbell on Dec. 4.
Worst Loss: 60-61 at Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 23.
The Skinny: The Wildcats are making their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance after six years of competing at the Division I level. AC is riding a six-game winning streak and has a 15-3 record since the start of the new year. Their 27 wins heading into the tournament is tied for the most wins in a season in program history. The Wildcats’ offense is done by committee as Jaren Lewis, Jalone Friday, Payten Ricks and Jaylen Franklin each average double figures.