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NCAA Bracket 2012: Midwest Region Led By No. 1 Seed North Carolina

The Midwest Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket may well belong to the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Tar Heels are one of four No. 1 seeds in the tournament, along with the Kenucky Wildcats, Syracuse Orange and Michigan St. Spartans. UNC will get a bracket that sets up nicely for them, with what could be a short road to the Final Four.

The Tar Heels will be joined by No. 2 seeds Kansas Jayhawks. North Carolina finished their 2011-12 season with a 29-5 record, going 14-2 in the ACC.

Here’s the full Midwest Region bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament:

No. 1 North Carolina
No. 16 Lamar / Vermont (First Four)

No. 8 Creighton
No. 9 Alabama

No. 5 Temple
No. 12 California / South Florida (First Four)

No. 4 Michigan
No. 13 Ohio

No. 6 San Diego State
No. 11 North Carolina State

No. 2 Kansas
No. 15 Detroit

No. 7 St. Mary’s
No. 10 Purdue

No. 3 Georgetown
No. 14 Belmont