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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket: New Mexico Is 5 Seed, Will Face Long Beach State On March 15

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The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the New Mexico Lobos will receive a 5 seed in the West region. New Mexico's first opponent will be the Long Beach State 49ers, and they will play on March 15 at 2:10pm MST in Portland, Oregon. If the Lobos win their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 4 Louisville/No. 13 Davidson on March 17.


The Lobos earned the 6 seed by sharing the regular season title and winning the conference tourney. They finished the season 27-6.

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

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn, March 16 at 6:20 pm MST

No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis, March 16 at 4:50 pm MST

No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State, March 15 at 2:10 pm MST

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson, March 15 at 11:40 am MST

No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State, March 16 at 2:20 pm MST

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia, March 16 at 12:10 pm MST

No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/IONA, March 15 at 12:45 pm MST

No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State, March 15 at 10:15 am MST

Click here for a link to the complete NCAA tournament bracket.