Michigan a 3 seed in the West

Submitted by Supa Hot Fire on March 11th, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Love me some Xavier as the 1 seed. Love to have 2 seed UNC. Sets up perfectly to avenge the ugly game in Chapel Hill earlier this year. Couldn't have been much better other than MSU getting to play in Detroit and Michigan being stuck in Wichita. So pumped for Thursday, Go Blue!



March 11th, 2018 at 8:34 PM ^

who gives a fuck what they need in that scenario? I don't care if the go financially bankrupt, seeing they clearly are morally in that position. Make them be nationally embarrassed when they have to decline a tourney invitation because they draw the Honolulu regional. Fuck them! #GoBlue!


March 11th, 2018 at 6:59 PM ^

Agreed. We got 3 seed,  Wichita is neutral site for all teams, MSU has a much stronger bracket, and we have a relatively easy region.

Also, if we face North Carolina, it will be in Los Angeles. Tons of Michigan alumni in LA, San Diego, and  San Francisco.


March 11th, 2018 at 8:43 PM ^

LA alum here; already bought session tickets for Staples! After the New York Wolverines showed up so strongly last week, us West Coast Wolverines are prepared to do our part!




March 11th, 2018 at 10:30 PM ^

I'm not convinced its a better draw but they are about equivalent. Montana is the top 14 on kenpom and houston is the top 6 seed on kenpom so our first weekend is clearly more difficult and we don't benefit from a home crowd.  Duke and UNC are relatively equivalent on kenpom and unc won 2 of 3 this year and while Xavier is easily the weekeast one seed I bet they lose to Gonzaga is ranked as high as Kansas and easily the toughest 4 seed in the bracket. Plus they are a west coast team. No bracket is going to be truly easy but we got the highest 14, 6, and 4 seed in the bracket and our 4 seed is a top 10 kenpom team which invalidates the bonus of getting a weak 1.

Honestly Gonzaga got an easier draw as the 4. UNC-G is below Montana in kenpom, osu is 15th to houston's 17 in kenpom and xavier is an easier sweet 16 opponent than unc. The more I look at our draw the more I dislike it.