NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Michigan Is No. 4 Seed, Will Face Ohio On Friday

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 09: John Beilein the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines talks with Trey Burke #3 during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 9, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan has earned a No. 4 seed in the 2012 NCAA tournament and will face Ohio in its first game.

The 2012 NCAA tournament bracket and field have been announced, and the Michigan Wolverines have received a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region. The Wolverines' opening game will be against the Ohio Bobcats, and they will play on Friday in Nashville. If Michigan wins, it will face the winner of No. 5 Temple and No. 12 California/South Florida on Sunday.

The Wolverines earned a No. 4 seed after winning a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Thanks to Ohio State's win over Michigan State on the final day of the regular season, the Wolverines nudged their way into a three-way tie atop the standings. However, the Wolverines' Big Ten tournament run was cut short in the semifinals with a blowout loss to the Buckeyes.

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

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar OR Vermont (Friday)

No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama (Friday)

No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 California OR South Florida (Friday)

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio (Friday)

No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit (Friday)

No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 10 Saint Mary's (Friday)

No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont (Friday)

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State (Friday)

For more on Michigan, visit Maize n Brew. For more coverage of the Wolverines in the 2012 NCAA tournament, visit SB Nation Detroit's StoryStream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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