Notre Dame will face Xavier in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament. The Irish will play the Musketeers in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday (no time official yet).
The winner of this game will play the winner of the Duke/Lehigh game. Duke is a #2 seed and Lehigh is #15 seed in the south region.
Xavier is an at large bid. They lost to St. Bonaventure, 67-56 in the Atlantic 10 championship. From the first glance of things, I’d say Notre Dame has a chance to win this game. We will break down Xavier throughout the week so stay tuned for our previews here at SlapTheSign.
Here’s the complete list of games for the tournament.
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET
Louisville Thursday, March 15No.1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky winner No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut
Portland Thursday, March 15 No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State
Albuquerque Thursday, March 15 No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State
Greensboro Friday, March 16 No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh
Columbus Friday, March 16No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis
Portland Thursday, March 15 No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson
Louisville Thursday, March 15 No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona winner
Omaha Friday, March 16 No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State
Pittsburgh Thursday, March 15No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC-Asheville No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss
Albuquerque Thursday, March 15 No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana
Nashville Friday, March 16 No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure
Pittsburgh Thursday, March 15 No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola (MD)
MIDWEST (St. Louis)
Greensboro Friday, March 16 No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont winner No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama
Nashville Friday, March 16 No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/USF winner No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio
Columbus Friday, March 16 No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont
Omaha Friday, March 16 No. 7 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 10 Purdue No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit
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