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March Madness 2013 bracket: Billikens earn No. 4 seed

The Billikens' season-long tribute to Rick Majerus plows on with their best NCAA seed in program history.

Mike Stobe

The Saint Louis Billikens heard their name called early in the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday night, and they earned a No. 4 seed in the Midwest regional. It's the highest seed Saint Louis has earned since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

The Billikens will play the 13th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies in the round of 64 in San Jose, Calif. You can view and download the bracket here. If Saint Louis were to advance to the Sweet 16, it could potentially face the Louisville Cardinals, who were named the tournament's No. 1 overall seed. The Billikens' tournament credentials were nailed home Sunday with a 62-56 win in the Atlantic 10 championship game over the VCU Rams.

The Missouri Tigers landed as a No. 9 seed, also in the Midwest region. Missouri's first opponent is the Colorado State Rams in Lexington, Ky. Missouri has played in Rupp Arena already this season, losing 90-83 to the Kentucky Wildcats in overtime on Feb. 23.

Missouri's collision course with Louisville would come in the round of 32. Rupp Arena is about 75 miles east of Louisville's campus.

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