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NCAA Tournament At a Glance - UNC’s Bracket

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Here’s a quick look at the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket-mates for the Tar Heels.

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Selection Sunday is an official holiday in my household (for me, at least). It’s one that I spend completely solitary waiting for the brackets to be revealed.

It. Is. Here. NCAA Tournament time!

North Carolina has been seeded as a 2 Seed and placed on the big board of dancers in the West Region. Let’s take a quick peek at the 15 other teams with whom North Carolina has been grouped. These have been presented in seed order. Stay with Tar Heel Blog as Roger will break down these teams in further detail.

2018 NCAA Tournament West Region

Seed Team Conference Overall Record Conference Record Conference Finish
Seed Team Conference Overall Record Conference Record Conference Finish
1 Xavier Muskateers Big East 28-5 15-3 1st
2 North Carolina Tar Heels ACC 25-10 11-7 3rd
3 Michigan Wolverines Big Ten 28-7 13-5 4th
4 Gonzaga Bulldogs WCC 30-4 17-1 1st
5 Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten 24-8 15-3 2nd
6 Houston Cougars AAC 26-6 14-4 2nd
7 Texas A&M Aggies SEC 20-12 9-9 7th
8 Missouri Tigers SEC 20-12 10-8 4th
9 Florida State Seminoles ACC 20-11 9-9 8th
10 Providence Friars Big East 21-13 10-8 3rd
11 San Diego State Aztecs MWC 22-10 11-7 4th
12 South Dakota State Jackrabbits Summit 28-6 13-1 1st
13 UNC Greensboro Spartans Southern 27-7 15-3 1st
14 Montana Grizzlies Big Sky 26-7 16-2 1st
15 Lipscomb Bison Atlantic Sun 23-9 10-4 2nd
16a North Carolina Central Eagles MEAC 19-15 9-7 6th
16b Texas Southern Tigers SWAC 15-19 12-6

Some quick notes:

  1. CHARLOTTE!! The Tar Heels get to stay close to home for the First and Second Rounds.
  2. This bracket isn’t anything to scoff at. North Carolina has some great potential opponents, namely possible rematches with Michigan in the Sweet 16, and Gonzaga in the Elite 8.