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Michigan gets No. 3 seed, will face Montana
Monday Mar 12, 2018 12:00am

(ANN ARBOR) - The Big Ten Tournament champion University of Michigan men's basketball team earned its second straight automatic berth and eighth NCAA Tournament bid overall under head coach John Beilein on Sunday. The Wolverines will be the No. 3 seed in the West Region and will face No. 14 seed Montana in the first round on Thursday (March 15) at approximately 10 PM Eastern Time at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Michigan-Montana winner will advance to the second round to face the winner of No. 6 seeded Houston and No. 11 seeded San Diego State on Saturday for a spot in the West Region semifinal at Staples Center in Los Angeles. U-M makes its 28th overall NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and carries a 54-26 (47-22 after sanctions) all-time record, including winning the 1989 national title. The Maize and Blue will appear in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. The Wolverines enter the NCAA Tournament with a 28-7 overall record, which includes a 13-5 mark in Big Ten play. U-M has reached the 20-win mark for the 28th time in program history and the eighth time during Beilein's tenure. Beilein is guiding the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in his 11 seasons as head coach of the Wolverines, which included an appearance in the national championship game in 2013 and trips to the Sweet 16 in three of the last five years. Montana, the regular season and tournament champions from the Big Sky Conference, are 26-7 overall, which included a 16-2 mark in league play. The Grizzlies won the Big Sky's automatic bid with an 82-65 victory over Eastern Washington in the tournament championship game on Saturday.

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