The No. 7 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the West Region.
After being turned away, yet again, by Louisville in the semifinal of the Big East Tournament, the Irish will face an Iowa State squad that was also vanquished by an eventual No. 1 seed, Kansas, in its conference tournament.
The winner in this matchup in Dayton on Friday, March 22 will face the Ohio State-Iona winner in the third round.
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Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.
Regular Season Record: 25-9
Conference Record: 11-7 (Big East)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Louisville in Big East semifinal
Top Players: Jerian Grant (Guard), Jack Cooley (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Kentucky (#8), Cincinnati (#21), Louisville (#11), Pittsburgh (#20), Marquette (#12)
Worst Losses: Providence (71-54), St. John’s (66-40)
RPI Ranking: 36
Regular Season Record: 22-11
Conference Record: 11-7 (Big 12)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Kansas in Big 12 semifinal
Top Players: Will Clyburn (Guard), Tyrus McGee (Guard), Melvin Ejim (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Kansas State (#11), Oklahoma State (#13)
Worst Losses: Texas Tech (56-51), Texas (89-86 2OT)
RPI Ranking: 45