Aurora University learned of its NCAA Tournament fate as the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship bracket was unveiled Monday.
Champions of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference regular season and tournament, the Spartans (19-83) earned the league's automatic bid.
AU will face No. 4 Washington University of St. Louis (22-3) Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Bears home court inside the WU Field House.
The winner will advance to the second-round game Saturday at 7 p.m. in St. Louis.