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Michigan baseball to face FGCU in NCAA Tournament

The two will square off in the Chapel Hill (NC) regional on Friday at 1:00 PM ET.


On Monday, the Michigan baseball team was selected as the No. 3 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines (42-15 overall, 16-8 Big Ten) will play No. 2 Florida Gulf Coast (42-18) in the Chapel Hill (NC) regional on Friday at 1:00 PM ET.

A victory against the Eagles would put Michigan up against either No. 4 Davidson (32-24) or No. 1 North Carolina (47-12). The games are double-elimination. The winner of the Chapel Hill regional will face the winner of the Houston regional, which includes Houston, Iowa, Texas A&M, and Baylor, in the Super Regional. The team that wins the Super Regional advances to the College World Series.

Florida Gulf Coast went 5-1 against Ohio State and Rutgers during the regular season, while the Wolverines went 4-2 in games against those same teams.

Michigan finished a half game short of winning the regular season Big Ten Conference championship. Then, the team dropped back-to-back games in the Big Ten tournament against Northwestern and Indiana. Michigan has a 3-0 record against Top 25 teams.

Along with Michigan, the last four teams to make it into the NCAA Tournament included Auburn, Texas A&M, and UCLA.