The 9-seed UConn Huskies will tip off against the 8-seed Iowa State Cyclones in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Both teams made the tourney as at-large bids.
The Huskies will look to defend last year's national title despite having plenty of ups-and-downs this season. At one points, they were in danger of not making the tournament after losing four games in a row. They came on strong at the end of the season, losing by three points to 1-seed Syracuse in the Big East Tournament.
The Cyclones went out in their first game of the Big 12 Tournament to the Texas Longhorns. They scored wins over Baylor and Kansas during the regular season to strengthen their resume, however.
Game date/time: Thursday, March 15, 9:20 p.m. ET
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner. Jenn Hildreth reporting.
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