NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Colorado State Is No. 11, Will Face No. 6 Murray State In West Region

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: Dorian Green #22 of the Colorado State Rams drives against Kyan Anderson #5 of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Colorado St. Rams were a bubble team, but they had enough quality wins to enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed. They will face No. 6 Murray State.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Colorado St. Rams will receive a No. 11 seed in the West region. The Rams' first opponent will be the Murray St. Racers, and they will play on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. If the Rams win their first matchup, they will face the winner of the No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles and either No. 14 BYU Cougars or Iona Gaels.

Related: Selection Sunday and March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket

The Rams earned the No. 11 by going 20-11 during the season and making it to the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament. They upset the UNLV Rebels and the San Diego St. Aztecs, both teams that had been ranked in the teens of the top 25 polls at the time.

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

No. 1 Michigan State
No. 16 Long Island

No. 8 Memphis
No. 9 Saint Louis

No. 5 New Mexico
No. 12 Long Beach State

No. 4 Louisville
No. 13 Davidson

No. 6 Murray State
No. 11 Colorado State

No. 3 Marquette
No. 14 BYU OR Iona

No. 7 Florida
No. 10 Virginia

No. 2 Missouri
No. 15 Norfolk State

For more on Colorado State, visit Mountain West Connection and stick with SB Nation Denver. For more coverage of Colorado State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation Denver's Storystream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012. Brackets on the brain? Us too! Play Yahoo! Tourney Pick’em and be a part of the craziest month of college basketball. It is fun, easy, and free.

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