Michigan earns No. 2 seed in Midwest region

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 72, Ohio State 69-2
Dustin Johnston

Michigan will open the NCAA tournament against Wofford on Thursday, March 20th at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Michigan was seeded second and placed in the Midwest regional, with regional games to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The other top seeds in the Midwest region include No. 1 Wichita State, No. 3 Duke and No. 4 Louisville.

Wofford is ranked 184th by KenPom.com. The Terriers won the Southern Conference tournament with a 56-53 win over Western Carolina, but tied for third in regular season.

Michigan would face the winner of No. 7 Texas and No. 10 Arizona State on Saturday if it beats Wofford.

Beilein has coached in the NCAA tournament nine times and this is his fifth tournament appearance in seven seasons at Michigan. Beilein is 13-8 in NCAA tournament games including a trip to the National Championship last year and appearances in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight at West Virginia. Beilein is 7-4 in tournament play at Michigan.

  • MGoTweeter

    Great regular season…remember when this team was 6-4 and now a two seed in the Midwest. Rest up, regroup and go get it on Thursday!

    • jemblue

      Yep. When Mitch went down I was afraid we’d end up in the NIT. I was looking at the conference schedule and trying to figure out where we’d get the 10-11 wins we’d need to make the Big Dance.

    • jakelam2116

      Couldn’t agree more. People will overreact, but today’s loss takes nothing away from an incredible season.

  • UMHoops Reader

    Dylan, do you know when start times are released?