Richmond is joining CAA champion Old Dominion in the NCAA tournament, while Virginia Tech was left out of the field of 65.
The Spiders (26-8), who lost 56-52 to No. 17 Temple in the Atlantic 10 tournament championship on Sunday, will travel to Providence, R.I. as a No. 7 seed to play St. Mary’s in the opening round on Thursday. St. Mary’s finished the season with a 26-5 record.
The Colonial Athletic Association champion Monarchs (26-8) will be a No. 11 seed and will play Notre Dame (23-11) in the first round on Thursday. Both games are in the South region.