NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket: San Diego State Is 6 Seed in Midwest, Will Face NC State on March 16

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Jamaal Franklin #21, Chase Tapley #22, DeShawn Stephens #23, LaBradford Franklin #3 and Tim Shelton #10 of the San Diego State Aztecs walk back onto the court following a timout after going down 51-36 to the New Mexico Lobos during the championship game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. New Mexico went on to win 68-59. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the San Diego State Aztecs will receive a 6 seed in the Midwest region. San Diego State's first opponent will be the NC State Wolfpack, and they will play on 3/16 in Columbus. If the Aztecs win their first matchup, they will face the winner of #3 Seed Georgetown and #14 Seed Belmont.

The Aztecs earned the #6 seed by putting together an impressive non-conference and Mountain West Conference resume. Despite losing the MWC Tournament to the New Mexico Lobos, the Aztecs were able to secure an at large bid with a 26-7 record.

Here's a look at the Midwest Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket:

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar/Vermont winner, Friday March 16 in Greensboro

No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama, Friday March 16 in Greensboro

No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California/USF winner, Friday March 16 in Nashville

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio, Friday March 16 in Nashville

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit, Friday March 16 in Omaha

No. 7 St. Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue, Friday March 16 in Omaha

No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont, Friday March 16 in Columbus

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State, Friday March 16 in Columbus

Click here for a link to the complete NCAA tournament bracket.

For NCAA Tournament coverage for Mountain West teams follow our coverage here on Mountain West Connection, and for a national view make sure to check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.


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