Michigan earns No. 7 seed in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 7:29pm

By making an unexpected run to win the Big Ten Tournament Championship, the Michigan men’s basketball team earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Sunday, the Wolverines (10-8 Big Ten, 23-11 overall) received the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region of the bracket. They will take on Oklahoma State (9-9 Big 12, 20-12 Overall) in Indianapolis on Friday.

The Cowboys finished their season with three consecutive losses, but won 10 of the 11 games before that stretch to secure their spot in the tournament field. 

If Michigan beats Oklahoma State, it will likely take on Louisville, the No. 2 seed in the region.

Other notable teams in the Midwest Regional include No. 1 seed Kansas, No. 3 seed Oregon, No. 4 seed Purdue and in-state rival Michigan State as the No. 9 seed. The finals and semifinals for the Midwest Region will take place in Kansas City, Mo.

The Big Ten has seven teams playing in the tournament, with Maryland, Northwestern, Minnesota and Wisconsin earning spots in the field as well.

The Wolverines will take on the Cowboys at 12:15 p.m. on CBS.