NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket: Michigan Lands No. 4 Seed, Will Face Ohio

Mar 10, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) pulls up for a shot against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of the semifinal round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeats Michigan 77-55. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NCAA tournament brackets have been revealed, and the No. 4-seeded Michigan Wolverines will take on the No. 13 Ohio Bobcats on Friday in the Midwest region.

The Wolverines are looking to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1994, and take the next step towards ascending the proverbial ladder as an elite program.

A brief look at Ohio, who upended Akron in the Mid-American title game on Saturday:

Record (Conf.): 27-7 (11-5 MAC)
Strength of Schedule:
165
KenPom Ranking: 72
Sagarin Ranking:
72
RPI Ranking: 47
Offensive Efficiency:
114th
Defensive Efficiency:
50th

The Bobcats are one of the best teams in America at forcing turnovers on defense (14.0 steal%), and will put constant pressure on freshman Trey Burke and Michigan's ball-handlers.

So what do you think?

Check back frequently with us here at Maize n Brew for nonstop coverage of Michigan's trek through the bracket.

For more college hoops coverage, head to SB Nation's national college hoops blog Searching for Billy Edelin.

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