NCAA Milwaukee: Midwest Region Team Capsules

An overview of the four teams in the Midwest Region heading to the Bradley Center for the first and second rounds.

7:15 PM ET
7-Oklahoma State
10-Georgia Tech

9:45 PM ET
2-Ohio State
15-UC Santa Barbara

%%MATCH_20%% State Logo No. 7 Seed Oklahoma State Cowboys
Big 12 Conference (22-10, 9-7)
Head Coach: Travis Ford, 2nd season, 13th overall

Wins over NCAA Tournament teams: Ark. Pine Bluff, @ Kansas St, Texas A&M, Baylor, Kansas

Losses to non-NCAA Tournament teams: @ Tulsa, @ Rhode Island, @ Oklahoma, @ Texas Tech

How they got here: The Cowboys racked up key wins during Big 12 conference play, including a win at home over Kansas, en route to earning an at-large bid.

Star Watch: James Anderson (6-6, 210, Jr.): 22.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg,

%%MATCH_23%% Tech Logo No. 10 Seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Atlantic Coast Conference (22-12, 7-9)
Head Coach: Paul Hewitt, 10th season, 13th overall

Wins over NCAA Tournament teams: Ark. Pine Bluff, Siena, Duke, Clemson, Wake Forest, N-Maryland

Losses to non-NCAA Tournament teams: N-Dayton, @ Georgia, @ Virginia, @ Miami (FL), Virginia Tech

How they got here: After an up-and-down regular season, the Yellow Jackets won three games in the ACC tournament, ensuring themselves an at-large bid.

Star Watch: Derrick Favors (6-10, 246, Fr.): 12.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.1 bpg, 61% FG

%%MATCH_30%% State Logo No. 2 Seed Ohio State Buckeyes
Big 10 Conference (27-7, 14-4)
Head Coach: Thad Matta, 6th season, 10th overall

Wins over NCAA Tournament teams: N-California, Florida State, @ Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, @ Michigan State, N-Minnesota

Losses to non-NCAA Tournament teams: N-North Carolina, @ Michigan

How they got here: Thanks to some heroics from Evan Turner, the Buckeyes earned an automatic bid by winning the Big 10 Conference Tournament.

Star Watch: Evan Turner (6-7, 210, Jr.): 20.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.0 bpg, 1.8 spg

No. 15 Seed UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos
Big West Conference (20-9, 12-4)
Head Coach: Bob Williams, 12th season, 12th overall

Wins over NCAA Tournament teams: None

Losses to non-NCAA Tournament teams: @ Cal Poly, @ Cal St. Northridge, @ LBSU, @ UC Irvine, @ Arizona State, @ Montana St., Santa Clara

How they got here: The Gauchos earned an automatic bid via their win in the Big West Conference Championship.

Star Watch: Orlando Johnson (6-5, 205, So.) 17.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 40% 3pt

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