Tigers Head to Omaha with No. 2 NCAA Bid in West Region

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago March 11, 2012 Mar 11, 2012 Sunday, March 11 2012 Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:12:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk

COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers learned Sunday they will head to Omaha as the number two seed in the West region of the NCAA basketball tournament.  Mizzou failed to secure a number one seed in the tournament.  Many fans feared Kansas would take that spot instead, but the Jayhawks also failed to secure a number one seed.  North Carolina took the number one spot in the Midwest region.

The Tigers will face the 15 seed Norfolk State Spartans from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The Spartans won their conference with a 25-9 record this season. Mizzou and Norfolk State will play Friday in Omaha.  Should Mizzou defeat the Spartans, the Tigers would face the winner of the Florida-Virgina game.

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