Notre Dame will battle Xavier on Friday in the "second round" of the NCAA Tournament.
Its no longer technically the "first round," not after the advent of the "First Four," two games to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, (one was formerly referred to as the "play-in" game) but Notre Dame
's first matchup in the 2012 NCAA Tournament will be played this Friday vs. the Xavier Musketeers.
Xavier received a #10 seed and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Musketeers finished 21-12 this season (3rd in the A-10 with a 10-6 mark in league play).
Should the seventh-seeded Irish advance Friday in the South Regional they'll take on the winner of the #2 Duke/#15 Lehigh game on Sunday.