Michigan Basketball's Outlook In NCAA Tournament

Michigan Basketball's Outlook In NCAA Tournament

Michigan Basketball's Outlook In NCAA Tournament

The Hurricanes (22-11) feature strong play from the trio of big guards Davon Reed (15 ppg), Ja'Quan Newton (13.4) and Bruce Brown (11.9). They secured a nine-seed and will play Miami in Tulsa on Friday at 9:20 pm Eastern time.

MI has looked pretty good lately, and steamrolled through the Big Ten Tournament (aside from a couple of scary moments).

Point guard Cassius Winston is the third freshmen in Michigan State's starting lineup. If they beat Michigan State, that would set up a game against #1 seed Kansas (no #1 seed has ever lost an opening NCAA game so yes, I'm putting them into the 2nd round). It was a disappointing season.

ASU basketball women's team found out their NCAA Tournament fate Monday as they were named the No. 8 seed in the Stockton Region.

Miami's Jim Larranga is using his first round opponents biggest rival, as a rallying point for his young team, when he was asked about his young players playing through adversity in the tournament.

"When I talked to my team about preparing for North Carolina, I said the very first thing you have to do is prevent the five-second layup", Larranaga said.

The magic eventually wore off and West Virginia came up short in the championship game, 68-59, against a Gerry McNamara and Hakim Warrick-led Syracuse team. We've been a team that has been able to shoot the ball from the perimeter, very similar to MI. While this team is far from Izzo's most special, that's a feat within itself. MI had to wear its practice jerseys in Round 1 of the Big Ten tournament against IL, and cruised to a conference title that, in retrospect, doesn't quite seem so important. Just to be able to give (our youth) that experience going forward is pretty big for our program. "He's been arguably as good as anyone in the country the last half of the season, and not just doing it with scoring". Miles Bridges is the player to watch. I don't know exactly where we're at free throw percentage-wise, but we've been a very good free throw shooting team. Miller went 8-1 ATS in the tournament at Xavier. The seniors on this team are gonna look to go out on some sort of high note. But Izzo did what he needed to do.

Listen to the full interview above to hear more about Michigan's incredible journey to a Big Ten title, and Bacon's keys for Michigan State to make a Cinderella run.

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