Michigan will play in the West on Friday as an 8 seed against Tennessee in Charlotte, NC (wtf NC is West?) - after their win they will likely face Duke
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
Love the matchup!
Michigan as an 8 seed, Georgia as a 10... someone that analysts have thought was fantastic is going to miss I think.
I like it!
Duke for Round 2.. ouch..
I think Duke is ripe for the picking.
UNC had success with a quick tempo and capitalizing on transitions. I can see D-Mo getting a quick outlet pass, pushing the pace, going the length of the court and either finishing at the basket, dishing to THJ or kicking it out for a three.
We gotta beat 14-loss Tennessee first, but I think we're in a good spot.
Did not see the 8 seed coming at all. Terrible situation once we get past Tenn though.
why would you go and say something like this?! Do not tempt the god(s)
Don't forget how tough we played Kansas and OSU this season (both #1 seeds). We should have beaten Kansas and nearly made the greatest comeback ever yesterday against OSU. Both those teams are superior to Duke IMO.
Fair point. Instant reaction was not thought through.
After so much talk of a 10/11 seed, I didn't expect an 8 and the prospect of potentially playing a #1 seed so soon. Here's to hoping we take out Tenn. One game at a time.
Gotta stick with the same motto the team's had the last month or so: every game is the most important of the year. Obviously that's especially true in the NCAA tourney, but with Duke looming in the next round people could overlook Tennesee. They played Kentucky tough in the regular season and beat Memphis and Vandy (twice).
I forgot to mention that Tennesee also beat a very strong Pittsburgh team (granted it was early in the year) and a tournament team in Villanova
They were in control for most of that game despite playing a pretty poor game. If we would've won that game, it would have been more appropriate to say it was a game we had no business winning.
That said, I think the difference between Kansas and Duke is that Kansas has more size. I think we match up much better with Duke.
I don't like the second match-up either, but all these tough games we've been having to play are really gonna help the team down the road considering how young we are.
I almost wish we would have drawn a 10-12 seed so wouldn't have to face the 1 seed in the 2nd round.
There will be no greater feeling than beating Tennesse then knocking off Duke in a virtual home game for them. Watch the Fab Five documentary tonight for reasons to hate Duke if you don't already.
Oh I've hated Duke since I was a small child and we do have a history of upsetting Duke in the regular season. I was just hoping to have a more favorable draw so we could watch our team in the sweet 16 for the first time since Lord knows when.
spring the upset and we're in amazing shape to make a major run
stop saying "we"
Well, your input is 1000%+ useless considering everything you've said about this team so far has been wrong, including the fact that we had no chance to even make the tournament like 2 weeks ago.
Now I know we're gonna win. I've never seen someone be so wrong so often.
I don't like Ohio State's chances against Duke either.
You also said we have NO chance at making the tourney and would be lucky to get into the NIT. Well here we are an 8 seed, and here you are still a fucking asshole. Mods, why the hell is this clown not banned yet? He is the biggest, most obvious troll on here.
Is it because of John Beilein's "three point system"?
It is Woodson vs Manning all over again!
PSU in as well... with a favorable matchup against Temple. wow.
Knocking Duke out of the tourney would be priceless.
Is Pearl still suspended?
And how is Charlotte West? Looks like a homemade home court for Duke.
Thats what being a number 1 seed gets you.
for the first 8 SEC games.
They've been doing this for years now. In the first 2 rounds (now rounds 2 and 3), they play at the site closest to the top seed in that pod until there are two pods in that site...it is then closed. For Duke the closest site is Charlotte. They do it for attendance.
Duke fans will obviously outnumber us, but the NCAA tournament draws a more corporate crowd - it's not like playing them in Cameron. Their students will be up in the nosebleeds.
about that matchup. 8 seed is better than I had hoped for.
An 8 seed? wow! To think people were worried about this team even making the field a week ago.
Yeah a week ago, how about before the season when most of us would have been overjoyed with an NIT bid? Beilein sure has gotten the most out of this young team. Can't forget B.A. and Lavall either though, like Beilein mentioned right before addressing us at Crisler.
I love the idea of playing the Vols......not sure about the Blue Devils......that will be an intriguing one.
That second round matchup scares me though.
Winner gets danny o'brien
wow, and in the west, texas vs oakland is pretty intriguing. texas probably deserved a higher seed, and that's a tough opening game for them
UAB, Clemson, Georgia, PSU all in so far... no mention of sparty yet. Maybe the committee decided to put Izzo out of his misery ala Old Yeller.
is more likely to be in trouble than state.
Illinois is a 9 seed against UNLV.. another surprise
State squeaks in. Good for the Big Ten but it would have been nice to see them in the NIT.
They may have "squeaked in," but man their bracket seems awful easy to me.
I totally agree that Illinois has the tougher path than State. Like us, if they win the first round game they play Kansas and I think they have no shot at winning that game. State on the other hand plays an up and down UCLA team with a potential second round matchup against Florida. I think Florida is a stretch at a #2 seed, especially after being destroyed by Kentucky. If Kalin catches fire MSU can make a run.
Do not fear Duke ever! Get past Tennessee first though. Nothing will come easy.
Duke is so easy to hate...
Man, i would definitely like to switch with PSU right now.. Temple then SDSU? sounds a lot better than Tennessee and Duke..
I think we matchup better with Duke. Yeah, there's that whole "It's Duke" factor, but SDSU is damn athletic.
The whole Steve Fisher thing would've made great conversation though.
Anyone have a link to a full bracket?
i am glad we play the vols but also sad because we could play duke at home in nc but we will see what happens any one trying to go the game i live in va and just looking for some uofm fans to go down to nc with. goblue!!
Neg me if you want, but an 8 seems like a huge overseed.
Also, they kinda fucked us over with that bracket.
Anyone have a good guess as to what time we will be playing on Friday? I hope its later!
holy crap once we beat duke, we will meet steve fisher in the regional championship
I wish we could flip spots with Penn State at the 10 and get Temple, then Steve Fisher in the 2nd round. Duke in Charlotte is not so kind.
Please do not feed the trolls. Repeat. Please do not feed the trolls.
"You're either in Sheen's Korner or you're with the trolls."
Why do you continue to pretend to be a Michigan fan? Do your best Simple Jack and go full troll.
THANK GOD Kyrie Irving is still on the bench. Nolan Smith and Seth Curry will be tough enough to guard alone.
*fingers crossed that we beat Tenn first, of course*
OH, I'M SORRY. HOW ABOUT A JOKE MATCHUP AGAINST FLORIDA IN THE SECOND ROUND.
Some idiot just picked Belmont to beat Whiskey.
Because that's impossible...
If you've seen Belmont play, that isn't an outrageous pick in the slightest. Terrible draw for Wisconsin.
That Idiot is spot on. Belmont only lost 4 games all season 3 to SEC teams on their floor and one against the school that is 5 miles from their campus in conference. I saw them play live against East Tennessee State. They go ten deep they have huge white guys and about 6 guys that can drain 3's all day long. They will be a matchup nightmare for Wiscy and I also think they'll beat them.
I'm tellin' you they're good, best Atlantic Sun team I've seen in quite awhile. Every bit as good as the ETSU team that took number 1 seed Pitt to the wire two years ago.
Please do not respond to MfaninOH. He is a troll. Thanks for your cooperation.
I just ran into my front yard screaming, Yessss !!!!!!! here in Kingsport, Tn. C'mon Wolverines you must win it and help me put a stop to all the damn Peyton Manning should have won the Heisman in 1997 crap. Make the SEC pay !!!!!!
Dude you keep telling people not to feed the troll, but you keep responding to him. If your going to tell other people not to respond to him then you probably shouldn't respond either.
I've lived here for the last 29 years, they will never, EVER, EVER, get over that, Which malkes it even more fun to bring it up. If, god forbid, Michigan doesn't win this B-ball game I can assure you the first thing out of my mouth will be... "but who won the Heisman in 1997 !!!!!!"
When they played UT (as in "you can't spell 'guilty' without UT) in football a few years ago, Michigan saw it as a bowl game while UT saw it as a bitter rivalry game. Hopefully, Michigan will be aware of how much UT still hates them for "stealing Peyton Manning's Heisman."
They forget that the only reason Michigan had to share the MNC during Woodson's Heisman year was because Manning laid down and died against Nebraska, helping make Osborne's plea for the sympathy vote effective.
This argument works better down there as "If Manning deserved the Heisman, he wouldn't have quit in the bowl game against Nebraska."
Tater, those reasons and the reason some coach( I'm betting on that ass-hat Fulmer) voted Michigan below the top 4 and they were a point or two short of winning both titles.
Oh, man. We got overseeded and I don't like it. Duke is not a good match up for us. I think we can take care of Tennessee but Duke? I dunno know..unless, Duke loses to a 16th seed haha
If this happens, your quote will be my signature.
Who got it done this year. We did not get the most favorable venue, but this team will fight to the end and make us proud.
It is Great to be a Michigan Wolverine!!!!!
Colorado bites the big one. Little surprised with the Last Four In but all of them teams under consideration were pretty bad.
Colorado the big surprise though. I had them as a lock.
Could have gone either way to be honest. All 3 of BC, Clemson, and VaTech were right on the edge.
Try to ruin my good mood.
If i were a Recruit... the Michigan viewing party looked the most fun! A loud Crisler, with the team sitting courtside in comfortable lounge chairs... looking like celebrities.
Who are really big and/or those who shoot the 3 really well. Tennessee is not a huge team and they do not appear to shoot the ball well. They have some bad losses including College of Charleston, and Charlotte, and they were beaten by Oakland at home. I think we should be able to take care of business against them. If we get to Duke, that is another story.
Just looked up tickets for all the 2nd and 3rd round sites and the games in Charlotte are listed as 12:00 & 6:00 P.M. I am pulling for the 6PM start!
EDIT: Forgot there are 2 games from the East region too in Charlotte
If you'd have told me we'd be an 8 seed in the NCAA tourney, I'd have called the Betty Ford clinic and told them to check for any missing patients who fell off the wagon.
Sorry to break off topic a bit, but does anyone have a video of the reaction at Crisler when Michigan was announced?
Beat the Vols!
Beat the Vols!
Beat the Vols!
Beat the Vols!
A prediction rang true. The drought is over. Go Blue! Beat the Vols!
That 1 year drought was brutal.
So True! =]
Nice lets take out that cheater coach and send him directly to unemployed fate that awaits him!
I don't mind the matchup against Tenn. 8 seed is higher than expected, but who cares.
Also, Crisler looked pretty excited when they showed it on TV. Looked like fun. Wish I hadn't graduated already, because I would've been there.
"Wish I hadn't graduated already, because I would've been there."
I find myself saying this too often.
Why are people freaking out about Duke?
Michigan played No.1 Ohio State closely all 3 times we played, took another No. 1 to OT in Kansas, and we beat a more talented Duke team with a less talented (of course, all my opinion) Michigan team.
I like the matchup.
Gotta beat Tennessee though, seriously.
If we're really "up" for the game, I think we have a decent chance at winning in the second round. Duke isn't an invulnerable team by any stretch of the imagination, but it's still going to take excellent shooting and much better rebounding than we saw vs. Ohio State for us to have a chance at beating Duke.
I don't think we have an answer for the Plumlees. They're going to rebound like gangbusters. Novak will have his hands full if we make it that far.
Michigan has almost no chance against Duke, but Tennessee is very winnable. Getting that first NCAA win would be huge for such a young team. Also, it would set them up well for next year, when they could become an upper echelon team if a lot of things go right.
How can you say we have "no chance" against Duke? A lot of people probably thought we were out of it when we started the B1G season 1-6 as well. This team has improved so much over the last half of the season, it would not surprise me at all if they got hot and pulled off the upset. To say we have no chance is ridiculous, that's the best thing about sports, you never know what can happen. Upsets happen Tater and I hope you have to eat crow.
All Duke is going to do is hit three pointers...and hit them all
I hate them
our "A" game then we can beat Duke. Im tired of hearing about Duke.
it's gonna be nice seeing him squirm some more as he tries to defend the selections of VCU and UAB
Gene, how did those two teams get in the tournament?
I WILL GET ON IT ASAP !!
no defense for those two teams getting in over the teams that were left out. UAB beat exactly one team in the RPI top 50, which came against VCU.
UM and Tenn should spice it up with a wager. The winner gets Danny O'Brien.
It certainly is winnable. Tennessee was largely inconsistent this year and Michigan can certainly beat them
We will have to have a great game plan, they start 4 guys over 6-6.
Screw Doug Gottlieb
Of course the man who stole credit cards would go with Bruce Pearl
Michigan already getting no respect...
Who in the fuck are you responding to with this bullshit story? You are rambling about tickets, which who gives a fuck, you can live your e-dream if you want. This story however makes you a sick SOB.
You are delusional. Seriously. Beat it.
I love this draw. It's a tough draw, but they all are. We get two big villains - a stinkin' cheater (Bruce Pearl) and Tennessee, followed by the Dukies. I've loathed Tennessee ever since they tried to build a larger stadium and then acted like babies when Woodson won the Heisman. Gotta win this one.
Tenessee is a winnable game! Although, Duke is almost the worst match-up for Michigan. Watching the ACC Champ game yesterday... Nolan Smith completely shutdown Marshall, UNCs PG. Who torched Duke for the ACC outright. Singler shutdown Harrison Barnes who ropped 40 the day before. Those 2 stepped up and dedicated themselves defensively. Game was over 2 minutes in.
Singler with shadow THJ all game, I don't see him getting off many 3 balls. Smith is on anoter level than Morris... Adding in the Plumlees who are 2 whities that can jump. Masons like 6'10. Then you add in Steve Curry annd Dawkins dropping 3s. Just sucks they drew Duke.