Michigan bracket update: Where will the Wolverines land?

Much like last year, Michigan enters the NCAA Tournament as the red-hot Big Ten Tournament champion. And just like last season, there were times earlier in the year where the Wolverines looked more like a bubble team. So where will that leave them a few days from now, on Selection Sunday?

According to bracket experts, Michigan is looking at a 3 or 4 seed. That’s where any consensus starts and ends. Projections have the Wolverines opening NCAA Tournament play in Detroit, San Diego, and several cities in between.

The fact that Michigan has won nine games in a row shouldn’t matter to the committee or anyone trying to forecast the bracket. It just makes Michigan more of a wild card once the Tournament actually starts. The Wolverines were given a 7 seed last year and reached the second weekend, beating 10 seed Oklahoma State and 2 seed Louisville to get there.

Joe Lunardi has Michigan as a 3 seed, playing in Wichita, Kansas, in his latest bracket. On Thursday the ESPN bracket expert spoke with reporters on a conference call and explained why it’s unlikely both Michigan and Michigan State will end up in Detroit.

Lunardi also said he doesn’t think Michigan will get better than a 3 seed. The overwhelming majority of predictions filed on BracketMatrix.com have the Wolverines as a

Article source: http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2018/03/michigan_bracket_update_where.html

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