FOR WEATHER INFORMATION CLICK "FREE MATCHUP" LINK UNDER EACH GAME
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Wed Apr 26 21:29:11 EDT 2017
TOP NEWS
WOLVERINES ARE BACK TO PLAY IN THE SWEET 16
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:28 PM EDT

Now that Michigan has finally made it back to the second week of the NCAA competition, Coach John Beilein will admit that, yes, this was a kind of important step for the Wolverines.

”We were really proud that we could get the team to the NCAA tournament in 2009 and get back there in ‘11. That only can go so far,” Beilein said. ”You’ve got to keep improving. To get past this point was good for our program.”

Before the tournament, Beilein expounded Michigan would keep progressing no matter what happened. The Wolverines play several freshmen and have been recruiting well in recent years.

But for a team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation earlier this season, another early exit from this tournament would have been jarring.

Instead, Michigan (28-7) is in the round of 16 for the 1st time since 1994, set to take on Kansas on Friday in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Last year, Michigan lost their NCAA tournament opener to 13th-seeded Ohio. It had been a sour way to finish a season in which Wolverines tied for its first Big 10 title since 1986, but when Burke decided to stay in school after considering an NBA jump, expectations were high for 2012-13.

The Michigan earned their first No. One ranking since the Fab 5 era, but after a 20-1 start, Wolverines stumbled a bit down the stretch in an extremely competitive Gigantic 10. Beilein never showed any public evidence of panic, stressing the fact that his team was younger and needed positive reinforcement.

Michigan slid all of the way to a No. 4 seed, but the Michigan Wolverines looked assured in their first 2 NCAA tournament games, dispatching South Dakota State 71-56 and then routing Virginia Commonwealth 78-53.

That 2nd matchup was a true head turner. VCU won its tournament opener by 46, and its aggressive full-court press was meant to be especially hard to make preparations for in a short period of time. Michigan barely looked bothered, playing a brilliant all around game in front of an appreciative home-state crowd in Auburn Hills.

”We know we’ve got to be poised and we’ve got to make smart plays while we’re out there,” guard Tim Hardaway Jr. Announced. ”But Coach Beilein always trusts us to just go out there and have fun, and if you carry on doing that, then we are going a long way.”

Michigan’s ability to take care of the ball was crucial against VCU, but Kansas (31-5) doesn’t need to persuade a large amount of turnovers to play good defense. With Jeff Withey patrolling the area around the basket for the Jayhawks, the Wolverines may have to be sharp from the perimeter. NFL spreads

Naturally, the fact that Michigan is playing in a giant venue like this is a signal that the stakes are growing. Beilein has advanced this far in the NCAA contest before – twice with West Virginia – but this is the Wolverines’ first appearance in the regional semifinals since he took over as their coach.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 4/2/2017 - 6/3/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Boston Celtics
2
Boston Celtics
3
Chicago Cubs
4
Chicago Bulls
5
Milwaukee Brewers
04/26/2017
MLBHouston Astros vs Cleveland Indians3:10 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates4:05 PM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles4:05 PM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers4:10 PM PST
NHLNashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues5:00 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers5:05 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals5:15 PM PST
NBACHICAGO BULLS at BOSTON CELTICS5:30 PM PST
MLBWashington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies5:40 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels7:05 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants7:15 PM PST
NHLEdmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks7:30 PM PST
04/27/2017
ATP - Budapest, HungaryFOGNINI, F vs. KUZNETSOV, A03:20 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, SpainANDERSON, K vs. NADAL, R03:30 AM PST
WTA - Istanbul, TurkeyERAYDIN, B vs. AKSU, A03:45 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, GermanyVESNINA, E vs. SUAREZ NAVARRO, C04:00 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, GermanyKONTA, J vs. SEVASTOVA, A04:15 AM PST
ATP - Budapest, HungaryPOUILLE, L vs. VESELY, J04:40 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, SpainMURRAY, A vs. LOPEZ, F04:50 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, Germany, DoublesHLAVACKOVA A / STOSUR S vs. HALEP S / ROSOLSKA A05:15 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, SpainRAMOS VINOLAS, A vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, R05:30 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, GermanySHARAPOVA, M vs. MAKAROVA, E05:30 AM PST
ATP - Budapest, HungaryKLIZAN, M vs. FRATANGELO, B06:00 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, SpainGOFFIN, D vs. KHACHANOV, K06:10 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, Germany, DoublesSPEARS A / SREBOTNIK K vs. MUHAMMAD A / SIEGEMUND L06:30 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, SpainZEBALLOS, H vs. PAIRE, B06:50 AM PST
WTA - Istanbul, TurkeyBUYUKAKCAY, C vs. BABOS, T07:00 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, Spain, DoublesLOPEZ F / LOPEZ M vs. KUBOT L / ZVEREV M07:30 AM PST
ATP - Barcelona, Spain, DoublesPETZSCHNER P / PEYA A vs. GOFFIN D / HERBERT P-H08:10 AM PST
WTA - Istanbul, TurkeySVITOLINA, E vs. CADANTU, A09:00 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, GermanyKERBER, A vs. MLADENOVIC, K09:30 AM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies10:05 AM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs New York Mets10:10 AM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Detroit Tigers10:10 AM PST
WTA - Istanbul, Turkey, DoublesBABOS T / BUYUKAKCAY C vs. DUQUE-MARINO M / MITU A10:15 AM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs St. Louis Cardinals10:45 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, GermanyVANDEWEGHE, C vs. PLISKOVA, K10:45 AM PST
WTA - Stuttgart, Germany, DoublesBROADY N / SMITH A vs. ATAWO R / OSTAPENKO J12:00 PM PST
MLBWashington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies12:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants12:45 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Cleveland Indians3:10 PM PST
NBATORONTO RAPTORS at MILWAUKEE BUCKS4:00 PM PST
NHLNew York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators4:00 PM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals4:30 PM PST
NBASAN ANTONIO SPURS at MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES6:30 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels7:05 PM PST
04/28/2017
NBAWASHINGTON WIZARDS at ATLANTA HAWKS4:30 PM PST
NBABOSTON CELTICS at CHICAGO BULLS5:00 PM PST
NBALOS ANGELES CLIPPERS at UTAH JAZZ7:30 PM PST

x