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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Missouri Is A 2 Seed, Will Face Norfolk State On Friday

The 2012 Big 12 Tournament champions earned a 2 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. They will face Norfolks State in their first game.

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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

For more on the Tigers, visit Rock M Nation. For more coverage of Missouri in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation Kansas City's STORYSTREAM. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.