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NCAA Bracket 2019: Midwest Region Predictions, Picks, & Upsets

Taking a look at the Midwest Region

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas doesn’t win the Big 12 regular season or tournament titles but still gets the cushy placement in the Kansas City Regional. /shrugs

The Teams

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #16 Iona Gaels

#2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #15 Abilene Christian Wildcats

#3 Houston Cougars vs. #14 Georgia State Panthers

#4 Kansas Jayhawks vs. #13 Northeastern Huskies

#5 Auburn Tigers vs. #12 New Mexico State Aggies

#6 Iowa State Cyclones vs. #11 Ohio State Buckeyes

#7 Wofford Terriers vs. #10 Seton Hall Pirates

#8 Utah State Aggies vs. #9 Washington Huskies

Regional Champion as selected by blind dart throw

North Carolina. May the fates knock out Kentucky early to keep things quiet in my neck of the woods.