The 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis bracket was just formally released and Louisville will face Northern Iowa in the first round. If the Cards can make it past UNI, then they would face the winner of Missouri – Stanford. Duke, VCU, Memphis and Minnesota were all placed on the opposite side of the bracket. Though it appears that there’s not technically a seeding system, presumably Louisville is the #1 overall team since they face the weakest opponent in the field (judging by last season’s record and projections for the upcoming year). But don’t let that fool you. In fact, Northern Iowa, a perennially tough NCAA Tournament team, returns a good portion of their starters from last year and are always a dangerous mid-major. If anything, it just lends itself to the fact that this is an incredibly deep field. The 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis takes place November 22-24 at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Louisville will play Northern Iowa at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC Sports, November 22nd.