NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Georgetown Is No. 3 Seed, Will Face Belmont On Friday

Mar 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas guard Jason Clark (21) drives to the basket against Cincinnati Bearcats guard Cashmere Wright (1) in the third round of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Cincinnati Bearcats defeats the Georgetown Hoyas 72-70 in double OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

The Georgetown Hoyas earned a No. 3 seed and will face No. 14 seed Belmont in its first NCAA Tournament game.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Georgetown Hoyas have received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region. The Hoyas' first opponent will be the Belmont Bruins, and they will play on Friday, March 16 in Columbus, Ohio. If Georgetown wins their first matchup, they will face the winner of No. 6 San Diego State and No. 11 North Carolina State on Sunday, March 18.

Georgetown earned the No. 3 seed with their regular season performance in the Big East, where they finished with a 12-6 record, good for a tie for fourth place. They finished 23-8 overall and had some very good non-conference wins against Memphis (twice) and Alabama. They didn't have any home losses against non-NCAA Tournament teams, and their only questionable loss was away to Pittsburgh. Their season closed with a loss in the Big East tournament to the same team that beat them at home in conference, the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Here's a look at the Midwest Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket:

No. 1 North Carolina vs. Lamar/Vermont, Friday 3/16/12
No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama, Friday 3/16/12
No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 Cal/South Florida, Friday 3/16/12
No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio, Friday 3/16/12
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit, Friday 3/16/12
No. 7 Saint Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue, Friday 3/16/12
No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont, Friday 3/16/12
No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State, Friday 3/16/12

For more, check out Georgetown Hoyas blog Casual Hoya. For more coverage of Georgetown in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation D.C.'s StoryStream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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