NCAA Bracket 2012: West Region Has Michigan State At No. 1

Michigan State earned the fourth No. 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a spectacular performance in the Big Ten Tournament. The Spartans got rewarded with a regional stocked with tournament champions.

No. 2 Missouri won the Big 12 Tournament, No. 4 Louisville ran through the Big East Tournament, No. 5 New Mexico took home the Mountain West title, and a slew of other tournament winners will join the Spartans in the West. The biggest surprise of Selection Sunday so far is in the West, too: Iona will play BYU in the First Four in Dayton for the right to earn a No. 14 seed and play No. 3 Marquette.

Here's the full West Region bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament:

No. 1 Michigan State
No. 16 Long Island

No. 8 Memphis
No. 9 Saint Louis

No. 5 New Mexico
No. 12 Long Beach State

No. 4 Louisville
No. 13 Davidson

No. 6 Murray State
No. 11 Colorado State

No. 3 Marquette
No. 14 BYU OR Iona

No. 7 Florida
No. 10 Virginia

No. 2 Missouri
No. 15 Norfolk State

Other NCAA Tournament Regions: East | Midwest | South

Who do you think will win this region? Let us know in the comments below.

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