The Iona Gaels and the BYU Cougars both earned 14-seeds for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, and will tip off against one another on Tuesday for the right to face the 3-seed Marquette Golden Eagles in the second round.
The Gaels were one of the last teams to sneak into the Big Dance as an at-large bid, accumulating a 26-8 regular season record against somewhat suspect competition. They were upset in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament last week, forcing them to sweat out Selection Sunday.
BYU earned its sixth straight at-large bid into the tournament after losing in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. They went 25-8 this season.
Game date/time: Tuesday, March 13, 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg. Steve Kerr reporting.