Michigan earns No. 7 seed, will face Oklahoma State

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan is a 7  seed in the NCAA Tournament and will play Oklahoma State in the first round in Indianapolis.

Beilein has coached in the NCAA Tournament 11 times and this is his seventh tournament appearance in ten seasons at Michigan. Beilein is 17-10 in NCAA Tournament games, taking Michigan to the National Championship game in 2013 and the Elite Eight in 2014. He is 11-6 in tournament play during his tenure at Michigan.

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  • Wayman Britt

    Beat OSU and Louisville. Revenge

    • bobohle

      Oh yeah!

  • ChiMan

    Total garbage, sorry I’ll say it. Michigan State a 9 and Purdue a 4 and we’re only a 7?! And I think we get probably the best #10.

    • AAtoLA

      playing well…but not better than us. Go Blue!

    • andygoblue

      Not to mention Minnesota as a 5. That seems… high. Ditto msu as a 9. Maryland as a 6 seems reasonable and I’m okay with PU as a 4.

  • Joel_C

    Wow I thought we’d be at least a 6. Not a fan of that.

  • Alex

    I will take this bracket. Definitely some advantages and challenges. Should be a good game, hopefully games.

  • ChiMan

    lol Wisconsin finishes 2nd in the league and gets a 8 seed but Minnesota finishes 4th and get a 5 seed? This committee are f’ing idiots.

    • A2MIKE

      Mark Hollis is the chair, checks out

  • malcolm bolt

    If Michigan advances, Louisville is a better 2 to face over Arizona, Duke, and even Oregon (which could have been a 2).

    • AAtoLA

      Agreed. Plus Midwest bracket is much more manageable than say South.

      • malcolm bolt

        Michigan can get it done to get to the Sweet 16. If we see Louisville, we need Wagner and Wilson to have things clicking. I like our chances.

        • AAtoLA

          Would very much like to beat 2 Pitino’s in one season.

      • malcolm bolt

        Yeah, Louisville will be tough, but I can see a few things working out against them. If Michigan gets hot all the Michigan and Kentucky fans in the stadium will make for a bigger home court advantage tilting Michigan’s way.

        Also, we really are on a role with an IDGAF mentality, which is refreshing. Don’t count us out.

    • andygoblue

      What I was thinking also. Not that UL is an easy draw, but seems a better draw than Oregon at first glance.

  • TOTO-Lover

    It’s a bad seed, but we have to be POSITIVE. At least its in Indy.

  • AAtoLA

    I don’t think we’re a 7. BUT, I like it over the 6 seed which plays in Sacramento. 7 plays in Indy which will be basically a home game for us. PLUS, I want revenge against Louisville. #cheaters

    • DetroitDan

      Yeah. I like the revenge factor.

      Louisville only 115 miles from Indianapolis. Ann Arbor 262 miles.

      • AAtoLA

        Agreed. But, A2 2,269 miles from Sacramento by comparison.

        2014 Elite 8 game vs Kentucky Lucas Oil was about 50/50 crowd. Will be a great atmosphere.

        • andygoblue

          I was at that game. Last minute decision to go down from Chicago with my wife. Great game, although we ended up on the losing end of it. Glad I went.

          • AAtoLA

            I was there also. Took my dad. Tough last second shot by Harrison. We played well though. I like us in Indy.

        • MAZS

          It wasn’t close to 50-50. Kentucky fans dominated Lucas both days. But Michigan outdrew Louisville on that Saturday–and Tennessee was hardly represented.

          • AAtoLA

            As I said, the elite 8 game. We may have had slightly more people. But Kentucky was measurably louder.

  • AAtoLA

    Midwest bracket is much more manageable than the South bracket. South is tough esp with UCLA at the 3 seed.

  • A2MIKE

    Simply put we got hosed

    • AAtoLA

      Not worried. We can play with anyone.

  • MGoTweeter

    My gosh wish they had got notre dames draw.

  • A2MIKE

    Maryland as a 6???

    • malcolm bolt

      Wisconsin got jobbed the most out of any B1G squad.

      • A2MIKE

        I think we have a decent claim for that throne. Maryland should have been an 8

        • malcolm bolt

          We should’ve been a 6, but I like that we avoided the length of Florida State, the uptempo of UCLA and Oregon, the athleticism of Baylor, all on the 3 line, which we would see if we advanced as a 6. Louisville will be tough in Indy, but we can take them this time.

        • malcolm bolt

          I hear you, but Bucky Badger was 2nd in the regular season and the conference tourney in the B1G to get an 8.

  • Mattbuckets

    The big ten seedlings are all out of wack. Btw, tyus battle, good choice in schools.

    • TOTO-Lover

      Now that’s funny!

  • Fab 5 Legends

    I’m assuming this was made before we won the tourny…easily the hardest bracket imo…Gonzaga region is soft…we should be there…oh well – Go Blue! #RevengeTour Louisville we are comin for you

  • jemblue

    If they just thought the Big Ten wasn’t that good, OK. But how can you possibly justify M at 7 and Wisconsin at 8 and then Minnesota at 5 and MSU (!) at 9?

    • andygoblue

      It’s all about the RPI, looks like. Before the games today, Minny was RPI #20. I was surprised when I looked that up.

    • Chace

      I totally agree even Maryland at a 6 I thought was high, as they’ve been inconsistent lately. We should’ve been a 6 seed and Wisconsin a 7, msu a 10 and Minnesota a 6

  • rlcBlue

    Oklahoma State is #1 in Offensive Efficency, #133 in Defensive Efficiency – that defense would be by far the worst in the B1G. The B1G team they most resemble in raw rankings is Indiana, who we played fairly well against, as I recall.

  • TOTO-Lover

    The more i look at it, the more i think the committee REWARDED Mich by dropping us to a 7, but keeping us in INDY. If they pushed us to the 6 we end up in California.

    • andygoblue

      I love the positive outlook!

  • malcolm bolt

    Just remember, we are 6-0 on neutral court games.

  • bobohle

    Not to overlook Ok St. Would love to payback Louisville. You play the hand you are dealt.

  • gobluemd16

    Think our draw stinks. I prefer teams (Purdue, Wisconsin, etc) that are better defensively and arent as strong on offense — we can score on anyone. Ok St is #1 in offensive efficiency and 133 in defense. One of the few teams that can keep up with us on offense. LVille is super long, not the worst matchup, but don’t like it at all.

    • malcolm bolt

      Louisville is a quicker version of Purdue in terms of length. Wagner and Wilson will have to up the ante if that becomes the matchup.

    • rlcBlue

      Well, most of our losses have come against teams that were stronger on defense than offense:

      Team OE DE
      USC 149 3
      VPI 21 125
      UCLA 3 78
      Iowa 47 109
      Md 39 64
      Ill 116 48
      Wisc 40 8
      MSU 66 34
      OSU 57 94
      Minn 81 18
      NW 58 35

      All the losses to good O, bad D teams were back before we turned the season around.

      We can’t take OSU lightly, but I think we’ll beat them. Then it will be time to think about Louisville or Jacksonville State.

  • Mark Worthley

    When will the game time be released?

    • Mark Worthley

      bueller?

  • ChiMan

    Chris Collins just called out the committee for Wisconsin’s #8 seed. Good for you, Chris!

    • ChathaM

      I agree. As soon as I saw their draw, though, my first thought was that Villanova is going to be pissed.

  • Joel_C

    Lol wait….the head of the committee is the athletics director at Michigan St??
    >Michigan St gets a 9-seed
    >Michigan gets a 7-seed
    >Wisconsin gets an 8…..

    Hmmm……

  • Stephen Chang

    Not a big fan of the seeding, but that’s alright. They want to continue to disrespect and overlook Michigan, that’s fine. Oklahoma State which is our first round opponent on Friday has only one guy that is over 6’10, a 7’0, 215 freshman center from the Netherlands. They are mostly a team full of freshman, but very few upperclassmen, they are not a good defensive team, but they are good offensively. Louisville on the other hand has a team that has a lot of upperclassmen, 3 guys that are 230-40 pounds compared to Michigan which has 5 guys that are 230-40 pounds. We should not overlook Oklahoma State, I think our defense will do the job against them. My question will be against Louisville because they like to press just like when we had to face VCU in the 2013 tournament, but they have length and are fast. Their weakness? FT, if you foul either Mathiang or Mahmoud, they are not good there. If I am both teams, I would not want to face Michigan because Michigan is on fire right now and they have beaten the 1, 2, 4 and 9 seed in the conference tournament. Will need both Wagner and Wilson to stay out of foul trouble especially if Michigan ends up facing Louisville in a Sunday game. Go Blue!

  • Chace

    I don’t get how Purdue is 4 I think they should be a 5, msu gets a 9 should be 10. We should be a 6 but this last game didn’t matter apparently. Maryland should’ve been 7 imo and Minnesota should’ve been 6. Wisconsin as an 8 is a complete joke. Oklahoma state will be a tough matchup for us they’ve played really well as of late. Louisville on the other hand a bad matchup for us great defense and they rebound the ball, hopefully we can spread the floor and cause them some defensive issues, not a great offensive team they have 2 great guards but other than that a bunch of big strong and lengthy bigs. Is what it is but seeding this year is kinda iffy