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NIT Tournament Bracket 2012: Arizona Wildcats Announced As No. 1 Seed

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The Arizona Wildcats may have missed out on the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they received top placement in the other postseason college basketball tournament. On Sunday, Arizona was announced as the No. 1 seed in one of two brackets and will meet Bucknell in the first round.

The first bracket features plenty of Pac-12 teams that missed out on the NCAA Tournament.

No. 1 Washington Huskies vs. No. 8 Texas-Arlington Mavericks, Tue 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPNU
No. 4 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 5 Akron Zips, Tue 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 3 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 6 LSU Tigers, Tue 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT, ESPN
No. 2 Dayton Flyers vs. No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes, Tue 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPN

And the second bracket looks like this:

No. 1 Tennessee Volunteers vs. No. 8 Savannah St. Tigers, Tue 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, ESPNU
No. 4 Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders vs. No. 5 Marshall Thundering Herd, Tue 9:15 PM ET/6:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 3 La Salle Explorers vs. No. 6 Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wed. 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 2 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 7 Valparaiso Crusaders, Wed. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPNU

Here is the third bracket:

No. 1 Seton Hall Pirates vs. No. 8 Stony Brook Seawolves, Tue 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 4 Mississippi St. Bulldogs vs. No. 5 UMass Minutemen, Tue 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 3 Drexel Dragons vs. No. 6 Central Florida Knights, Wed. 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 2 St. Joseph's Hawks vs. No. 7 UNI, Wed. 7:15 PM ET/4:15 PM PT, ESPN3

And the final bracket:

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 8 Bucknell Bison, Wed. 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 4 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles vs. No. 5 Nevada Wolf Pack, Wed. 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT, ESPN3
No. 3 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 6 Cleveland St. Vikings, Tue 9:30 PM ET/6:30 PM PT, ESPN2
No. 2 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Illinois St. Redbirds, Wed. 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPNU 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, ESPN

You can click here to find the full NIT bracket.

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