The Michigan basketball team was announced as a No. 7 seed in the bracket during Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
The Michigan basketball team made an impressive and emotional run to win the Big Ten Tournament after they suffered a plane accident on the way to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. They ended up arriving at the Verizon Center less than 90 minutes before their scheduled tipoff against Illinois.
The harrowing events and travel delays did nothing to deter the Wolverines from their goal. They steamrolled the Fighting Illini on Thursday, outlasted top-seed Purdue in overtime on Friday, held off Minnesota on Saturday, and pulled away from second-seeded Wisconsin on Sunday. They earned the tournament title with terrific all-around team play.
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The NCAA Tournament bracket was announced on Sunday evening during CBS’s selection show special. The Michigan Wolverines were revealed to be a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region in this year’s bracket. They’ll take on No. 10 seed Oklahoma State on Friday in Indianapolis.
There was some chatter that Michigan could have earned their way up to a No. 6 seed with the Big Ten Tournament championship but the committee apparently didn’t see it that way.
The Michigan-Oklahoma State winner will match up with the No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 15 Jacksonville State winner.
Michigan will be making their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven years (they missed out in 2015). It’s their seventh trip under the tutelage of head coach John Beilein.