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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Xavier Is No. 10 Seed, Will Face Notre Dame

Xavier emerged on the right side of the bubble, earning a No. 10 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Musketeers will play Notre Dame.

Feb 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Xavier Musketeers guard Tu Holloway (52) shoots against the Richmond Spiders during the second half at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers defeated the Spiders 65-57. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Xavier Musketeers guard Tu Holloway (52) shoots against the Richmond Spiders during the second half at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers defeated the Spiders 65-57. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Xavier Musketeers will receive a No. 10 seed in the South region. The Musketeers' first opponent will be the Notre Dame. If the Musketeers wins their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 2 Duke and No. 15 Lehigh

Xavier earned the No. 10 seed after losing in the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Sunday. The Musketeers were squarely on the bubble, but helped their case with wins over Dayton and Saint Louis.

Here's a look at the South of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket:

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut.

No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

For more on Xavier, visit Banners on the Parkway. For more coverage of Xavier in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation Cleveland's StoryStream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.