Michigan escaped with a 67-62 victory, advancing to a first-round matchup with No. 6 seed Notre Dame in Brooklyn on Friday.
In an impressive effort to allow the Wolverines to use their Dayton hotel’s ballroom for a walk-through, Michigan’s student managers went above and beyond to tape out the features of a full court.
The Daily’s hoops beat makes predictions for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
The Golden Hurricane will run out four seniors in their starting lineup and have five more on the bench.
Duncan Robinson’s game-tying 3-pointer in regulation Thursday and Zak Irvin’s game-winning jumper in overtime set the stage for Chatman.
That Wagner has experience playing against basketball’s elite might explain why he seemed entirely unfazed last Friday, as he checked in for the biggest minutes of his career.
Robinson, a transfer from Division III Williams College, will get a taste of the Big Dance: the Division I NCAA Tournament.
The 11th-seeded Wolverines will travel Wednesday to Dayton, where they will take on fellow No. 11 seed Tulsa in a play-in game that would send them to the first round.
Unlike years past, they haven’t locked up a bid and starting playing for seeding, nor have they played themselves out of the running.
After a 76-59 loss to Purdue in the Big Ten semifinals, Michigan will have to wait until Sunday night to learn its postseason fate.