NCAA Bracket 2012: East Region Headlined By Syracuse Orange

The East Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket may well belong to the Syracuse Orange. The Orange are the second No. 1 seed in the Tournament, behind the Kentucky Wildcats, who are the overall No. 1.

Syracuse are heavy favorites in their bracket, which also includes No. 2 seeds Ohio St. Buckeyes. The Orange finished their 2011-12 season with a 31-2 record, going 17-1 in the Big East.

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

No. 1 Syracuse
No. 16 UNC Asheville

No. 8 Kansas State
No. 9 Southern Miss

No. 5 Vanderbilt
No. 12 Harvard

No. 4 Wisconsin
No. 13 Montana

No. 2 Ohio State
No. 15 Loyola

No. 7 Gonzaga
No. 10 West Virginia

No. 3 Florida State
No. 14 St. Bonaventure

No. 6 Cincinnati
No. 11 Texas

Other NCAA Tournament Regions: South | Midwest | West

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

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