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NCAA Tournament Midwest Region

The Midwest Region is one of the four main regions in the March Madness Tournament. The top seed for the 2017 NCAA Tournament in the Midwest is the Kansas Jayhawks who finished 28-4 during the regular season. The other top three seeds in the Midwest are the Louisville Cardinals who finished 24-8, the Oregon Ducks who went 29-5 and the Purdue Boilermakers who finished 25-7.

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2017 Midwest Region Seeds

Kansas

Louisville

Oregon

Purdue

Iowa State

Creighton

Michigan

Miami Florida

Michigan State

Oklahoma State

Rhode Island

Nevada

Vermont

Iona

Jacksonville State

Winner of NC Central vs. UC Davis

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Midwest Region Betting Schedule

First Round

1 Kansas (28-4) vs. 16 (Winner of NC Central vs. UC Davis) - Friday, March 17 (Tulsa)

8 Miami FL (21-11) vs. 9 Michigan State (19-14) - Friday, March 17 (Tulsa)

5 Iowa State (23-10) vs. 12 Nevada (28-6) - Thursday, March 16 (Milwaukee)

4 Purdue (25-7) vs. 13 Vermont (29-5) - Thursday, March 16 (Milwaukee)

6 Creighton (25-9) vs. 11 Rhode Island (24-9) - Friday, March 17 (Sacramento)

3 Oregon (29-5) vs. 14 Iona (22-12) - Friday, March 17 (Sacramento)

7 Michigan (24-11) vs. 10 Oklahoma State (20-12) - Friday, March 17 (Indianapolis)

2 Louisville (24-8) vs. 15 Jacksonville State (20-14) - Friday, March 17 (Indianapolis)

Second Round – Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25 (Kansas City)

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2017 Midwest Region Preview

The Midwest region is supposed to be all about Kansas, as everything is set up for them to win. They have an easy first round matchup against the 16 seed and then face the winner of Miami and Michigan State. It will be tougher in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight but Kansas gets to play those games in Kansas City, so they are going to have a huge edge in crowd support. One word of caution if you like Kansas; they have been living on the edge all season and winning a lot of close games and it takes just one game not to go their way and they are out.

If Kansas is going to lose, and it is definitely possible, as this is not the best Kansas team Bill Self has had, then Louisville, Oregon, Purdue and maybe even Iowa State have a chance. The Ducks would have been seeded higher but they lost Chris Boucher to injury.

Louisville would be an interesting pick to make the Final Four but they simply don’t score enough points. Can a team make the Final Four simply by playing defense? Purdue has the front line to give Kansas trouble but Iowa State may be the team that has the best chance of upsetting the Jayhawks. They have looked great since Solomon Young has been starting and it would not be a shock to see them make the Final Four.

If you are looking for a longshot then Vermont is at least worth a look. They are very well coached and they will not be in fear of anyone in this region. The problem they have is a tough first round matchup against Caleb Swanigan and Purdue. And you can’t forget about the two Michigan teams, as the Spartans have Tom Izzo as their head coach and the Wolverines have been red-hot of late.

Venues Frequently Used In Midwest Region

Cleveland is a site often used in this region. Omaha, Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis – these are all used in the Midwest Region. The first-round sites are NBA arenas, but the regional sites, for the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8, are generally domed stadiums.

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