The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Missouri Tigers will receive a No. 2 seed in the West region. The Tigers' first opponent will be the Norfolk State, and they will play on Friday in Omaha. If the Tigers win their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 7 Florida and No. 10 Virginia on Sunday.
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The Missouri Tigers earned the 2 seed after winning the 2012 Big 12 Tournament championship. Missouri hung around the top of the rankings and solidified their seed by topping Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals, Texas in the semifinals and Baylor in the title game.
Here's a look at the West region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket:
No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 16 Long Island, Columbus, Ohio, Friday
No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 St. Louis, Columbus, Ohio, Friday
No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State, Portland, Oregon, Thursday
No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson, Portland, Oregon, Thursday
No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State, Omaha, Nebraska, Friday
No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia, Omaha, Nebraska, Friday
No. 3 Marquette vs. BYU / Iona, Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday
No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State, Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday