NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Lehigh Is A 15 Seed, Will Face Duke On Friday

Mar 7, 2012; Lewisburg, PA, USA; Lehigh Mountain Hawks guard C.J. McCollum (3) reacts in the final seconds against the Bucknell Bison in the finals of the 2012 Patriot League Conference Tournament at Sojka Pavilion. Lehigh won 82-77. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

Lehigh won the Patriot League title to earn the No. 15 seed in the South region. Other teams in Lehigh's region include Duke, Kentucky, Indiana & Notre Dame.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks has received a 15 seed in the South region. The Mountain Hawks' first opponent will be the Duke, and they will play on Friday in Greensboro, NC. If the Mountain Hawks win their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 10 Xavier.

Lehigh earned the 15th seed by capturing the Patriot League's automatic berth. The Mountain Hawks entered the conference tournament as a No. 2 seed, but ousted top-seeded Bucknell 82-77 on Wednesday, March 7 to earn the crown.

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

No. 1 Kentucky vs. Miss. Valley St./Western Kentucky , Thursday 3/15/12
No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UConn, Thursday 3/15/12
No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU, Thursday 3/15/12
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State, Thursday 3/15/12
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh, Friday 3/16/12
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier, Friday 3/16/12
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State, Thursday 3/15/12
No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado, Thursday 3/15/12

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