The Hurricanes enter the tournament as an eighth-seed, facing the ninth-seed Michigan State Spartans on Friday. "He's done a tremendous job of building a national championship-caliber team every single year". I'll be deciding these games by examining the 2016 resumes of the teams in the tournament, and close calls are my personal opinion.
Izzo, though, insisted he is confident in his team's chances.
Sunday night, following a upset Big Ten Tournament victory, the MI men's basketball team learned its NCAA Tournament first-round opponent: Oklahoma State. The victor will likely face Kansas, the top-seeded team in the Midwest Region, on Sunday. "When you get into your own season, I don't watch a lot of other teams, you get so engulfed into conference play", Underwood said. "But we're good enough to win 'em". There will be much more to say when the conference tournaments (notably Hockey East) wrap up.
While Michigan isn't as savvy of a 3-point group as the Pokes, they shoot it with relative efficiency.
"Everyone wrote us off at the start of the season saying we're too young and inexperienced but everyone has played at different levels, especially me I'm an global player so I've got a bit of experience there", said Hurricanes guard DJ Vasiljevic.
The Michigan State women's basketball team is going dancing in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. He doesn't really have a choice.
At 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, D.J. Wilson, a junior, serves as an ideal running mate for Wagner. And Izzo's six players with NCAA experience have scored a combined 18 points in the tourney. The two programs appear about as evenly matched on the gridiron as they are here in this hypothetical basketball-football hybrid. Six players on MI have win shares over 1.0. Ward is 6'8 250 is their second leading scorer and rebounder at 13.7 and 6.9.
In the past four days this week, the Big Ten tournament championship was the mission and, with Sunday's 71-56 win over Wisconsin completed minutes before the 5:30 p.m. CBS show began, that run was finished.
Langford arrived with high hopes, but has not yet consistently provided a scoring boost.
The victor of this game will face the victor of No. 1 SC versus No. 16 UNC Asheville Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.