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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Temple Is A 5 Seed, Will Face Winner Of Cal/USF

Temple earned a 5 seed and will play in the Midwest region during the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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Feb 25, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls center Micheal Eric (50) shoots during the first half against the Saint Joseph's Hawks at Hagan Arena. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 25, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls center Micheal Eric (50) shoots during the first half against the Saint Joseph's Hawks at Hagan Arena. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Temple Owls will receive a 5 seed in the Midwest region. The Owls' first opponent will be the winner of the California Golden Bears vs South Florida Bulls "first four" game, and they will play on Friday in Nashville. If the Owls win their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 4 Michigan and No. 13 Ohio on Sunday.

Temple earned the 5 seed by virtue of an at large bid.

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

No. 1 North Carolina Tarheels vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont, Friday

No. 8 Creighton Bluejays vs. No. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide, Friday

No. 5 Temple Owls vs. No. 13 Cal/USF, Friday

No. 4 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 13 Ohio Bobcats, Friday

No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 15 Detroit Titans, Friday

No. 7 St. Mary's Gaels vs. No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers, Friday

No. 3 Georgetown Bulldogs vs. No. 14 Belmont Bruins, Friday

No. 6 San Diego St. Aztecs vs. No. 11 NC State Wolfpack, Friday

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