Missouri No. 2 seed in West Region

By R.b. Fallstrom

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, March 11 2012 5:35 p.m. MDT

Missouri coach Frank Haith talks with guard Phil Pressey (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor in the Big 12 Championship tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Reed Hoffmann, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

The Tigers (30-4) are seeded second in the West and will open the tourney Friday against No. 15 seed Norfolk State.

Saint Louis (25-7) is in the tournament for the first time since 2000 as a No. 9 seed in the West, opening against Memphis on Friday. The winner will likely play No. 1 seed Michigan State in the second round on Sunday.

The Billikens finished second in the Atlantic 10 and lost to Xavier in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

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