The brackets are out and the selection committee has spoken. The Michigan Wolverines have been selected as a two seed in the Midwest Region.
Also included in Michigan’s region are #1 Wichita State, #3 Duke, and #4 Louisville. A deep run in this year’s tournament will be a tough task, as three of the four teams from last season’s Final Four will match-up in this region.
The Wolverines will open up against the 15 seed Wofford on Thursday night in Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of that game will take on either Texas or Arizona State.
This is Michigan’s fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament under John Beilein, and the highest it has been seeded since having a one seed in 1993.
Just looking on paper, Wofford should be a pretty manageable opening round match-up for the Wolverines. They don’t scare anyone with their size, but they do boast junior guard Karl Cochran, who averaged about 16 points per game this season.
Glancing at the bracket, it appears that Michigan should be able to find themselves playing on the second weekend of the tournament, but things will get very difficult from there. We saw the top four seeds in the region, but it would be foolish to sleep on Kentucky, a young team who has started to heat up recently, who is in as an 8 seed.
It appears to be another wide open field, and time will only tell where the Wolverines end up. Keep it locked here for more NCAA Tournament coverage throughout the week.