Bubble Updates: Selection Sunday Morning

UM_SELECTION-thumb-590x390-72781[1]When I started posting bubble updates three weeks ago, there wasn’t a single bracketologist that listed Michigan in the field of 68. Now the Wolverines are listed as a tournament team by every bracketologist listed on the Bracket Matrix. Here’s a look at the updated versions of all of the bracketology reports that we’ve been linking as well as an early look at some of the teams that Michigan could face in the first round (after the jump).

Michigan will also host a viewing party at Crisler Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Parking is free and John Beilein will address the crowd. CBS and the Big Ten Network are expected to cover the event and MGoBlue will stream it live as well.

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Video: Trey Burke Leads Northland to District Championship

Trey Burke had team-high 19 points on 6 of 13 (1-2 3pt) shooting with four assists and four steals, leading Northland to a District Championship win over Westerville Central. Next up for Northland is a Wednesday game versus Gahanna Lincoln. Video from Capital City Preps.

BTT Semifinals: Michigan vs. Ohio State Recap

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Michigan’s late season turnaround has been defined by poise but the Wolverines let that poise slip away this afternoon. Michigan had clawed back into the game, cutting the Ohio State lead to just two points, before unraveling long enough to see the game spiral out of control. Michigan allowed mistakes and frustration to snowball to the point of affecting subsequent plays. A couple timely baskets by Ohio State combined with those mistakes led to a 16-0 Ohio State run over five minutes that put the game out of reach. 

The Wolverines will leave Indianapolis with a bitter taste in their mouths but there’s no denying that they took care of business at Conseco Fieldhouse. Michigan appears to have cemented an NCAA tournament bid and even reached the 20 win mark that Darius Morris predicted in January – when Michigan was four or five games under .500 in Big Ten play.

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Here’s video from the media room of John Beilein, Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, and Tim Hardaway Jr. explaining Michigan’s semifinal loss to Ohio State. Full transcript after the jump.


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Here’s some post-game video of Darius Morris and Jordan Morgan in the locker room after losing to Ohio State 68-61.

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BTT Semifinals: Michigan vs. Ohio State Open Thread

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Tip off is scheduled for 1:40 p.m. on CBS with Jim Nantz and Billy Packer on the call. You can also stream the game online here. Make sure to read the game preview and here’s a link to the updated Big Ten Tournament bracket as well. It’s also worth noting that your officials today are Ted Valentine, Ed Hightower and Gene Steratore.

We encourage you all to join the in-game discussion thread and I also included a run-down of this morning’s bracketology updates, most of which have Michigan as a 10 seed, after the jump.
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