South Region No. 7 seed Notre Dame plays its first 2012 NCAA Tournament game against No. 10 seed Xavier on Friday night, and the Irish will be looking to continue what was a strong finish to the regular season.
Xavier's finish was a little more inconsistent, but the Musketeers made a run to the Atlantic 10 Tournament finals last weekend to seal an at-large bid.
With neither team likely to commit many turnovers, defensive rebounding could be a crucial factor in the outcome of this game.
Game Date & Time: Friday, March 16, approx. 9:45 ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Tracy Wolfson
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