The No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 10 Xavier Musketeers conclude the South Region's set of second round games in the 2012 NCAA Tournament when they take the court in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday night. The Irish lost in the Big East Tournament to the Louisville Cardinals, scoring just 19 points in the first half. But Louisville was going to be a tough game no matter how well the offense did.
Xavier, meanwhile, also enters this contest following a loss. The Musketeers lost to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies in the Atlantic-10 conference championship game, paving the way to make the tournament as an at-large team. Will Tu Holloway and his 17 points pave the way for a Xavier victory or will Jack Cooley and his 12 points and nine rebounds stand in the way?
Game time/date: 9:45 p.m. ET, Friday, March 16, 2012
Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
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