Selection Sunday Open Thread


The Selection Show will air at 6 p.m. eastern time on CBS. We’ll leave this thread open for discussion during the show whether you are at home in front of your TV or at Crisler Arena posting from your cellphone. Make sure to stream the Crisler Arena event here.

For those of you still needing reassurance, here are the final Michigan projections:

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

Photo: Detroit News

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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