UConn Draws Iowa State

The brackets for the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament were announced Sunday night. Connecticut (20-13) received the No. 9 seed in the South Region and will begin play Thursday in Louisville against No. 8 Iowa State (22-10).

The No. 1 seeds in order are Kentucky (South), Syracuse (East), North Carolina (Midwest) and Michigan State (West). The South will play the West and the East with play the Midwest in the national semifinals. Here are the pairings:

NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET

FIRST FOUR (Dayton) Tuesday, March 13

Mississippi Valley State vs. Western Kentucky

BYU vs. Iona

Wednesday, March 14

Lamar vs. Vermont

California vs. USF

SOUTH (Atlanta)

Louisville, Thursday, March 15

No.1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky winner

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Portland, Thursday, March 15

No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Albuquerque, Thursday, March 15

No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

Greensboro,Friday, March 16

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh

WEST (Phoenix)

Columbus, Friday, March 16

No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn

No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis

Portland, Thursday, March 15

No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach State

No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

Louisville, Thursday, March 15

No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU/Iona winner

Omaha, Friday, March 16

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia

No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk State

EAST (Boston)

Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 15

No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC-Asheville

No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss

Albuquerque, Thursday, March 15

No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

Nashville, Friday, March 16

No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas

No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure

Pittsburgh,Thursday, March 15

No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola (MD)

MIDWEST (St. Louis)

Greensboro, Friday, March 16

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont winner

No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama

Nashville, Friday, March 16

No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/USF winner

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio

Columbus, Friday, March 16

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State

No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont

Omaha, Friday, March 16

No. 7 Saint Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit


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