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:
- Bracketology 101: 11 seed (5:25 pm)
- Crashing the Dance: 10 seed (3:30 pm)
- Jerry Palm: 9 seed vs. Villanova in Charlotte (2:54 pm)
- FOX Sports: 10 seed vs UNLV in Tampa (3:11 pm)
- Jeff Goodman (Fox): 11 seed (3:30 pm)
- Joe Lunardi/ESPN: 11 seed vs. West Virginia in Tulsa
- Bracket Matrix: 10 seed – 87/87 brackets
- SI.com/Andy Glockner: 11 seed vs. Cincinnati in Tulsa
- Rush the Court: 11 seed / Last 4 byes
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.
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.
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.