NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Kansas Is A 2 Seed, Will Face Detroit On Friday

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 09: Thomas Robinson #0 and Tyshawn Taylor #10 of the Kansas Jayhawks react in the first half against the Baylor Bears during the semifinals of the 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas earned a 2 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will face off against Detroit in its first game.

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Kansas Jayhawks will receive a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region. The Jayhawks' first opponent will be Detroit, and they will play on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. If the Jayhawks wins their first matchup, they will face the winner of No.7 St. Mary's and No. 10 Purdue on Sunday.

The Kansas Jawyhawks earned the 2 after/despite losing in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Baylor. The Jayhawks put together another sterling regular season, finishing first in the conference on the back of forward Thomas Robinson, who is sure to be a top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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Here's a look at the Midwest region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket:

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Lamar / Vermont, Greensboro, N.C., Friday

No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama, Greensboro, N.C., Friday

No. 5 Temple vs. No. 13 California / South Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, Friday

No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio, Nashville, Tennessee, Friday

No. 2 Kanas vs. No. 15 Detroit, Omaha, Nebraska, Friday

No. 7 St. Mary's vs. No. 10 Purdue, Omaha, Nebraska, Friday

No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont, Columbus, Ohio, Friday

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 NC State, Columbus, Ohio, Friday

For more on Kansas, visit Rock Chalk Talk. For more coverage of Kansas in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation Kansas City's STORYSTREAM. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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