POLL: 7 Texas Schools Make NCAA Tourney Bracket

Seven Texas schools are in the NCAA college basketball tournament, which gets underway later this week.

The University of Houston Cougars are the No. 6 seed in the West Region and will take on San Diego State on Thursday in Wichita, Kansas.

The Texas Longhorns earned a No. 10 seed and will face Nevada in the South bracket.

TCU is a sixth-seed and will face either Arizona State or Syracuse in the Midwest region.

Elsewhere, the Texas A&M Aggies are a seventh-seed and will meet Providence in the West bracket.

Texas Tech picked up a three-seed will match up against Stephen F. Austin in the East bracket.

Texas Southern will face North Carolina-Central in Dayton on Wednesday in the “first four.”

First-round games will be played Thursday and Saturday.

With March Madness kicking off, people are filling out their brackets for the office pool -- and maybe that may be filling some employers with dread over a loss of productivity.

However, recent surveys show that employers that are OK with March Madness can actually improve employee retention and satisfaction.

Labor law expert Kevin Troutman tells Newsradio 740 KTRH that smart business owners and managers will embrace that reality – and he says it's up to employees, in turn, to have fun within the bounds of laws against gambling.

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