The Temple Owls won't know their second round opponent in the 2012 NCAA Tournament until after Wednesday's play-in game between the Cal Golden Bears and the South Florida Bulls. Whoever wins that game will play the owls in Omaha on Friday.
The Owls earned a 5-seed in this year's tournament after going 24-7 during the regular season. That seed may have been higher, but they suffered a shocking upset to the UMass Minutemen during the Atlantic 10 Tournament despite being heavy favorites to win the championship.
Cal and USF both snuck into the Big Dance from the bubble as at-large bids. The Golden Bears finished second in the Pac-12 after going 24-9 overall. The Bulls went 20-13 overall, and 12-6 in a competitive Big East Conference.
Game date/time: Friday, March 16, 9:50 p.m. ET
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Announcers: Marv Albert and Steve Kerr. Craig Sager reporting.
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