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The Midwest Region: No. 1 North Carolina

ACC Basketball Tournament - Florida State v North Carolina

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 11: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts to a call in the game against the Florida State Seminoles during the Final Game of the 2012 ACC Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament at Philips Arena on March 11, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The Tar Heels, despite losing in the final of the ACC Tournament, earned themselves the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region. They will play the winner of Lamar and Vermont, who will play in the First Four.

With a win, UNC will advance to take on the winner of No. 8 Creighton and No. 9 Alabama. The No. 5 seed will be Temple, and they will be getting the play-in game winner of Cal and South Florida. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the first round in the midwest will be No. 4 Michigan, who is taking on No. 13 seed Ohio.

At the bottom of the bracket, No. 2 Kansas is going to have their hands full against No. 15 Detroit. If the Jayhawks get by the Titans, they’ll be forced to take on the winner of No. 7 St. Mary’s and No. 10 Purdue. Georgetown got the No. 3 seed in the midwest and will be playing No. 14 Belmont while No. 6 San Diego State gets No. 11 NC State in the opening round.