Both the men's and the women's brackets are set for the NCAA basketball tournaments, and there are several returned missionaries participating for their respective teams.
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The Utah State men's team drew a 12th seed and will take on fifth-seeded Kansas State in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday at 8 p.m.
Six players on the Aggies' roster have served LDS missions: Tyler Newbold, a senior guard from Payson High School, served a mission in San Bernadino, Calif. Nate Bendall, a senior forward from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, served a mission in Nauvoo, Ill. Brady Jardine, a junior forward from Twin Falls High School (Idaho), served a mission in San Antonio, Texas. Brad Brown, a redshirt freshman from Orono High School in Orono, Minn., served in Porto, Portugal. Tai Wesley, a senior forward from Provo High School, served a mission in Mexico. Matt Formisano, a senior forward from Heritage High School in Centennial, Colo., served a mission in Mexico.
The BYU men's team, a three seed, is facing 14th-seed Wofford Thursday in Denver at 5:15 p.m.
Eight Cougars have been on LDS missions: Jackson Emery, a senior guard from Lone Peak High School in Alpine, served a mission in Mexico. Logan Magnusson, a senior forward from Wasatch High School in Heber City, served a mission in Vancouver, British Columbia. Brock Zylstra, a sophomore forward from Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif., served a mission in New Zealand. James Anderson, a junior forward from Page High School (Ariz.), served a mission in Guatemala.
Noah Hartsock, a junior forward from Bartlesville High School (Okla.), served a mission in Salt Lake City. Chris Collinsworth, a sophomore forward from Provo High School in Provo, served a mission in Australia. Nick Martineau, a sophomore guard from Davis High School in Fruit Heights, Utah, served a mission in Chile. Stephen Rogers, a sophomore from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., served a mission in Cleveland, Ohio.
Three LDS Church members are also involved in the NCAA Women's Tournament: Utah's Michelle Harrison is a senior from Mountain View High School in Orem.
Utah's Chelsea Bridgewater is a sophomore from Timpview High School in Orem. Utah's Amy Krommenhoek is a freshman from American Fork High School in American Fork. The Utes are a No. 15 seed and will play a first-round home game in Salt Lake City against 2-seed Notre Dame Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
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