NCAA Bracket 2012: 8 Most Intriguing Opening-Round Matchups

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NCAA Bracket 2012: 8 Most Intriguing Opening-Round Matchups
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Once the selections are in and the brackets go public, all the anticipation goes toward the actual games. Well, after we dissect every matchup, pick our upsets and fill out our own brackets.

In every region there are bound to be at least a couple games that stand out above the rest as the games to watch. There are quite a few good ones this year, and we're going to go over the best of this year's first-round games.

This isn't going to be a ranking, but a rundown of the two most intriguing games in each region.  If you have a particular game in mind that wasn't listed, don't hesitate to mention it in the comments.  There is no shortage of fun matchups in this year's tournament.

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