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2012 NCAA Sweet 16 Field Set

2012 Sweet 16 TeamsAfter a crazy weekend of college basketball, the “Sweet 16″ is now final (almost).  Although all four #1 seeds are still alive (Michigan State, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Syracuse), there were also plenty of upsets as two #2 seeds fell in the second round (Missouri and Duke).  Although the #15 seeds (Lehigh and Norfolk State) that beat those #2 seeds fell in the 3rd round, there are still plenty of “Cinderella Stories” to give the 24 hour news outlets plenty of story-lines.

The two biggest stories of the tournament thus far are the Ohio Bobcats and North Carolina State.  The Bobcats came in as a #13 seed and pull off a big upset of #4 Michigan and #12 South Florida.  Ohio will face #1 seeded North Carolina in the Midwest Regional on March 23rd at the Edward Jones Done in St. Louis.

NC State came into the tournament as an 11th seeded “bubble team”.  They certainly justified their selection by defeating #6 seed San Diego State and the #3 seeded Georgetown Hoyas.  The Wolfpack will face the #2 Kansas Jayhawks in the Midwest Regional as well.  Other unlikely teams to have made the sweet sixteen include the #10 Xavier Musketeers and the #7 Florida Gators.

2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Matchups

East Regional (Boston)

South Regional (Atlanta)

Midwest Regional (St. Louis)

West Regional (Phoenix)

Saturday and Sunday 2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule

2012 NCAA Tournament BracketIf you a fan of college basketball, your in luck this weekend as the 2012 NCAA Tournament kicks into high gear.  With that in mind we decide to compile a list of games and matchups that will be happening this weekend (Saturday March 17th and Sunday March 18th).  The winners of these games will make it to the “Sweet Sixteen” and move on to each of the NCAA Tournament Regionals.

The year the East Regional will be at the TD Garden in Boston, the Midwest at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, the West at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, and the South at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

2012 NCAA Tournament Schedule (3/17/2012 & 3/18/2012)

Kansas St. #8 vs. Syracuse #1 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA Saturday, March 17 11:15 am
Gonzaga #7 vs. Ohio St. #2 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA Saturday, March 17 1:45 pm
Murray St. #6 vs. Marquette #3 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY Saturday, March 17 4:15 pm
Vanderbilt #5 vs. Wisconsin #4 The Pit, Albuquerque, NM Saturday, March 17 5:10 pm
VCU #12 vs. Indiana #4 Rose Garden, Portland, OR Saturday, March 17 6:10 pm
Iowa St. #8 vs. Kentucky #1 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY Saturday, March 17 6:45 pm
Colorado #11 vs. Baylor #3 The Pit, Albuquerque, NM Saturday, March 17 7:40 pm
New Mexico #5 vs. Louisville #4 Rose Garden, Portland, OR Saturday, March 17 8:40 pm
N.C. State #11 vs. Georgetown #3 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Sunday, March 18 11:15 am
St. Louis #9 vs. Michigan St. #1 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Sunday, March 18 1:45 pm
Creighton #8 vs. North Carolina #1 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC Sunday, March 18 4:15 pm
Norfolk St. #15 vs. Florida #7 CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, NE Sunday, March 18 5:10 pm
Ohio #13 vs. South Florida #12 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Sunday, March 18 6:10 pm
Lehigh #15 vs. Xavier #10 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC Sunday, March 18 6:45 pm
Purdue #10 vs. Kansas #2 CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, NE Sunday, March 18 7:40 pm
Cincinnati #6 vs. Florida St. #3 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Sunday, March 18 8:40 pm

2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket Pairings

2012 NCAA Tournament BracketIn case you are living in a hole, today is/was “Selection Sunday”.  This day is one of the most exciting of the year for college basketball fans across the nation as the official bracket is announced.  While you can get a look at the bracket at just about any sports website (e.g. cbssports, ESPN, etc.), the bracket isn’t very easy to digest when trying to figure out where and when you favorite teams are playing.  So with that in mind we have broken down the NCAA Tournament into an easy to digest format.  Here are the opening rounds of the tournament.

2012 NCAA Tournament 1st Round Matchups

Dayton, OH – University of Dayton Arena

  • Session 1
    • Western Kentucky vs Mississippi Valley
    • Iona vs BYU
  • Session 2
    • Vermont vs Lamar
    • South Florida vs Cal

2012 NCAA Tournament 2nd and 3rd Rounds

Louisville KY – KFC Yum! Center

  • Session 1
    • Kentucky vs TBD
    • UCONN vs Iowa State
  • Session 2
    • Colorado State vs Murray State
    • Marquette vs TBD

Portland, OR – Rose Garden

  • Session 1
    • VCU vs Wichita State
    • New Mexico State vs Indiana
  • Session 2
    • Long Beach State vs New Mexico
    • Davidson vs Louisville

Albuquerque, NM – The Pit

  • Session 1
    • Colorado vs UNLV
    • South Dakota State vs Baylor
  • Session 2
    • Harvard vs Vanderbilt
    • Montana vs Wisconsin

Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center

  • Session 1
    • NC-Asheville vs Syracuse
    • Southern Miss vs Kansas State
  • Session 2
    • West Virginia vs Gonzaga
    • Loyola (MD) vs Ohio State

Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

  • Session 1
    • Xavier vs Notre Dame
    • Lehigh vs Duke
  • Session 2
    • North Carolina vs TBD
    • Alabama vs Creighton

Columbus, OH – Nationwide Area

  • Session 1
    • St. Louis vs Memphis
    • Long Island vs Michigan State
  • Session 2
    • NC State vs San Diego State
    • Belmont vs Georgetown

Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center

  • Session 1
    • Virginia vs Florida
    • Norfolk State vs Missouri
  • Session 2
    • Purdue vs St. Mary’s
    • Detroit vs Kansas

Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

  • Session 1
    • Texas vs Cincinnati
    • St. Bonaventure vs Florida State
  • Session 2
    • Temple vs TBD
    • Ohio vs Michigan