Motor City Madness; MSU begins NCAA tourney in Detroit Friday

Vulnerability Report Who does Michigan want to avoid in the NCAA Tournament

Vulnerability Report Who does Michigan want to avoid in the NCAA Tournament

MI (22-9) entered the final week of the regular season on the tournament bubble, but it earned a crucial 71-65 victory over then 13th-ranked Maryland in its final game on February 22.

Northern Colorado is 26-6 going into the NCAA Tournament and got into the postseason by winning the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

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Following an outstanding tournament run in Reno, the Griz basketball team returned to Missoula on Sunday to find out who they will be playing in the NCAA basketball tournament. They gathered at an impromptu war room at WSU's Koch Arena and found out their assigned teams the same time as the rest of America, by watching TBS' selection show Sunday evening. Clemson just hasn't been the same since they lost Donte Grantham and New Mexico State is a very good team. The Spartans' biggest wins came against North Carolina, Purdue and Notre Dame, while they lost twice to MI and once each to Ohio State and Duke.

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Bairstow dominated the bowlers, smashing nine fours and six sixes as he thrashed a century from just 58 balls. Morgan's men have won nine of their last 10 50-over series as they build towards a home World Cup next year.

In the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament last week, against a 23-win team, she scored 48 points, more than any player in the entire country has scored in any game this season.

Maryland is the No. 5 seed in the Kansas City Region and travels to Raleigh, North Carolina, and North Carolina State's Reynolds Coliseum for its opening-round games.

Nebraska is the No. 10 seed in the Kansas City Region and is bound for Austin, Texas, and Texas' Frank Erwin Center for first- and second-round games.

Tournament director Brad Pittman, an associate athletic director at WSU, said he's happy with the teams Wichita got.

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The Bulls put together a solid resume, fueled by last year's disappointment. The 7-seed the Wolverines earned is their highest seed ever in five previous NCAA Tournament appearances. Of course, teams seeded that low usually have major flaws and don't have the talent to compete with one similar to MSU, but there's always a chance.

"We haven't even paid attention to that", sophomore Miles Bridges said. The Cornhuskers will play seventh-seeded Arizona State at 3:30 p.m. (ET) Saturday on ESPN2 with the victor of that game advancing to play No. 2 seed (and subregional host) Texas or 15th-seeded ME on March 19. And Izzo believes getting back into a routine of classes and not having to worry about traveling after a week off will be beneficial.

However, ESPN's Jay Bilas thinks there is another team worthy of a top seed. "But I know for some of them, it's gonna be special".

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Elina Svitolina was a shock loser to Carla Suarez Navarro, the Spaniard easing to a 7-5 6-3 win over the Ukrainian fourth seed. Venus closed out the one and a half hour match on her second match point when Serena's forehand service return sailed long.

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