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2012 NCAA Bracket: UConn Lands In South Region, Could Face Kentucky

After a successful regular season, the Connecticut Huskies have landed the 9-seed in the South region for this year's NCAA Tournament, as the selection committee announced on Sunday. One of nine teams from the Big East Conference to get a bid, the Huskies got an at-large invitation from the tournament selection committee.

The South region should pose numerous challenges for a talented UConn team. In the first round of the tournament, the Huskies will be facing the 8-seeded Iowa State Cyclones, with the winner moving on to likely face the tournament's No. 1 overall seeded Kentucky Wildcats in the second round.

If the Huskies have some success early in the tournament, they could eventually face the likes of 4-seed Indiana, and 2-seed Duke to advance to the Final Four.

UConn will be appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in the Jim Calhoun era. The Huskies have appeared in 29 tournaments overall. They will look to defend last year's title won against the Butler Bulldogs.

Here is the full bracket for the South Region, as well as the printable bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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