Can we play in Detroit for the round of 64/32 now?

Submitted by MGoArchive on March 4th, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Let's keep the home crowd advantage going!



March 4th, 2018 at 8:23 PM ^

I don't see how they can be a higher seed than us.

They had a weak schedule and went 2-4 against teams currently in the bracket projections (the losses were by an average of 11 points).  2 seeds can't be given out like candy and how often does a 2 seed have a losing record against other teams making the tournament?!  They should be at least a 3 seed.

We went 6-4 against teams currently making the tournament and lost by closer margins.  We are also clearly playing the best in our conference.  We deserve a 3 seed as much if not more than they do.

Head to head we are 2-0 without playing at home.

Mi Sooner

March 4th, 2018 at 7:37 PM ^

They are the bestest team ever per Dickie V. That is the main deciding factor of course.

We should be the team here, but my money is on state getting the slot and we go west


March 4th, 2018 at 7:40 PM ^

I think we earned it, but also, we can both be in the D, no? Didn't that happen in 2014? Whatever year it was, I was there, so it could happen again.


March 4th, 2018 at 7:40 PM ^

Perhaps, but probably not.  There's a lot still to be decided.  Michigan may have passed MSU or Purdue on the S-Curve, but probably not both -- Michigan's worst losses are much worse than theirs, and Purdue still won 2/3 from Michigan.  But they're still going to have to worry about Xavier and Cincinnati; they may end up behind both of them on the S-Curve too, and they're approximately equidistant from Nashville and Detroit.

If they end up as a 3 seed, they might get Detroit or Pittsburgh; if they're a 4 seed, I'd expect them to be sent to Boise or San Diego (since somebody has to go there).

Team 101

March 4th, 2018 at 8:00 PM ^

Staee is a brand name in basketball and they'll get placed higher than they deserve.  Reverse of football that sent the sparts to San Diego.  Conference will also lobby for Izzo.  Delaney in the interview didn't seem to give us a strong endorsement.


March 4th, 2018 at 7:46 PM ^

I don't think the homecourt advantage will be that much different wherever we play. After what happened at MSG, I think we could turn any arena into Crisler-lite.


March 4th, 2018 at 8:02 PM ^

(this all presumes the B1G S-Curve order is Purdue, U-M, MSU)

If Cinci wins the AAC Tourney, they may be ahead of U-M on the S-Curve.  If Cinci doesn't, I'd guess Michigan is ahead of Cinci on the S-Curve.

Now, guessing where the Bearcats go. 

Villanova is definitely going to Pittsburgh. 

Duke (w/ the win last night) and Virginia look to definitely be going to Charlotte.  

Kansas is definitely going to Wichita.

Xavier - they're pretty equi-distant to Pittsburgh, Detroit and Nashville.  There's really no difference in sending them to any of the 3.  Presuming they'll "save" Detroit for B1G teams, they're off to Pittsburgh or Nashville..

If Tennessee and/or Auburn do well in the SEC tourney (SEC Final or Champions), they probably go to Nashville.

In the situation where (1) ALL of Villanova, Xavier, Auburn & Tennessee are slotted for Nashville/Pittsburgh, and (2) Cincinnati is ahead of U-M on the S-Curve ..... I'd guess Cincinnati (& Purdue) are the ones in Detroit.


March 4th, 2018 at 8:47 PM ^

why would the NCAA do that?  The season isn't over. 

And given that Xavier is 4-4.5 hours away from each of Pittsburgh, Detroit and Nashville - it would make no sense for the NCAA to box themselves in. 

Send them to the one of the 3 cities that has the least viable other options (that city might be Pittsburgh - in addition to the SEC two-some, UNC is another option for Nashville).

rob f

March 4th, 2018 at 7:59 PM ^

home cooking by our play over the last month and this weekend (also being the only B1G team to beat the rest), there's something wrong with the selection process.

We deserve some DEE-troit BASKET-ball!


March 4th, 2018 at 8:14 PM ^

Kenpom will actually be on the team sheets this year, so it is relevant. There are 6 rankings and an average that show up on the sheet: RPI, KPI, ESPN SoR, BPI, KenPom, and Sagarin. After today Michigan will definitely be in the 2-3 seed range on those averages with 7 Q1 wins (MSU has 3).


March 4th, 2018 at 8:11 PM ^

Well, if nothing else, you can't beat a short jaunt down the freeway for your first weekend in the tournament. It would be rather cool if it turned out to be the case. It's the NCAA, so I won't hold my breath, but I might try to get some first weekend tickets if they end up in Detroit. 


March 4th, 2018 at 8:34 PM ^

Oh the team that we beat twice? The team that was 1-3 against the other top three teams in the league? They’d better hope Carolina pulls a miracle out of their ass and wins the acc tournament. Other wise they look like a team that beat nobody in the conference they won three weeks ago.

Perkis-Size Me

March 4th, 2018 at 8:32 PM ^

Sadly I think making it up to four seed status and beyond is up in the air right now and depends on what happens around us this coming week.

The team deserves it with how they ran roughshod through the BTT, but I don’t know if it’ll happen. But I’d say we’re no worse than 5 seed status. Anything below five is ridiculous.