NCAA tournament: Bracket, schedule announced

Harry How

USC is not only the host, but they also earned the top seed of the NCAA tournament.

The 2012 NCAA tournament field was announced on Sunday afternoon, and with the USC Trojans winning the MPSF tournament, they claimed the top seed. The UCLA Burins who finished third at the MPSF tournament claimed the at-large spot, and the No. 2 seed.

St. Francis from the CWPA earned a rare third seed for an East Coast team, and the fourth seed is Air Force who was a surprise winner out of the WWPA.

The tournament will be played at the McDonald's swim center which is on the campus of USC, with the tournament beginning Saturday Dec. 1 and concluding Sunday afternoon.

Here is Saturday's bracket (all times Eastern):

1
Southern California
DEC. 01
4
Air Force
4:00P.M.
3
St. Francis (NY)
DEC. 01
2
UCLA
6:15P.M.

Sunday's games will be at the same time.

The only downer to this tournament is that there is no television coverage. All four games will be streamed online at NCAA.com, but that is it. The title game used to be on CBS Sports Network (previously CBS College Sports Network), and there was the most television coverage this year with two games on ESPNU and many more on the Pac-12 Networks.

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