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Woman's NCAA Tournament Bracket 2011: UGA Joins Georgia Tech Among High Seeds

The 2011 Women's NCAA Bracket is out, and the south is well represented. The ACC has six representatives, including No. 4 Maryland, No. 2 Duke, No. 5 Georgia Tech, No. 3 Miami, No. 5 North Carolina, and No. 3 Florida State, meaning that six of the top 20 teams in the tournament from the ACC. The SEC has an unusually low amount of teams in the tournament with only four, including No. 1 Tennessee, No. 4 Kentucky, No. 10 Vanderbilt, and No. 6 Georgia. 

The top four seeds to no one's surprise are Connecticut, Tennessee, Stanford, and Baylor. Xavier, Duke, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M grabbed the two seeds. 

No. 5 Georgia Tech opens the tournament against No. 12 Bowling Green on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The Jackets went 23-10 on the season, including a season sweep of North Carolina and victories over Maryland, Georgia, and Clemson. Tech went 9-5 in the ACC, finishing tied for fourth in the conference. Tech has faced some of the nation's toughest teams in the campaign, going up against Connecticut, Tennessee, and Georgetown. 

Bowling Green finished the year 28-4 and 13-3 in MAC play. Their only win over a ranked opponent was in early December with a 79-68 victory over 23rd ranked Vanderbilt. The Falcons won the MAC tournament and enter the NCAA tournament on an 11 game win streak. 

The winner will most likely face a tough No. 4 Ohio State squad and then a potential matchup in the Sweet 16 against No. 1 Tennessee. 

Georgia gets the No. 6 seed and will face Middle Tennessee State on Saturday in the first round in Auburn, Alabama. Georgia finished the season with a 21-10 record and a third place finish in the SEC with a 10-6 record. The Lady Bulldogs have wins over Kentucky, Arkansas, and Kentucky. 

Middle Tennessee State finished with a 23-7 record and a 14-2 mark in the Sun Belt. The Blue Raiders only faced two ranked squads in Xavier and Kentucky, losing both. The winner of the first round game gets a potential date against either No. 3 Florida State or No. 14 Samford. The top seed in the bottom of their bracket is No. 2 Texas A&M. 

For more on the 2011 Women's NCAA Tournament, visit Swish Appeal, SB Nation's women's basketball community.

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