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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Gonzaga Is No. 7 Seed, Will Face West Virginia

Gonzaga is heading back to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.


The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs will receive a No. 7 seed in the East Region. The Zag's first opponent will be the West Virginia Mountaineers, and they will play in Pittsburgh. If they win, they draw the winner of No. 2 Ohio State vs No. 15 Loyola.

Gonzaga earned the seven-seed by finishing in second place in the WCC conference and finshing as runners-up in the WCC to St. Mary's. Gonzaga has a solid resume to their name, besting Notre Dame, Arizona, Xavier in out of conference matchups while also beating BYU twice and St. Mary's once in-conference.

Here's the full East Region bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament:

No. 1 Syracuse
No. 16 UNC Asheville

No. 8 Kansas State
No. 9 Southern Miss

No. 5 Vanderbilt
No. 12 Harvard

No. 4 Wisconsin
No. 13 Montana

No. 2 Ohio State
No. 15 Loyola

No. 7 Gonzaga
No. 10 West Virginia

No. 3 Florida State
No. 14 St. Bonaventure

No. 6 Cincinnati
No. 11 Texas

For more on Gonzaga, visit The Slipper Still Fits.

Check back with our Selection Sunday StoryStream throughout the day, and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, for the latest updates. Make sure you check back to SB Nation's Printable Bracket StoryStream to start making your picks.