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NCAA Tournament Game Thread: Michigan takes on LSU in Round of 32

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The Michigan Wolverines take on the LSU Tigers on Monday night in the No. 1 vs. No. 8 seed matchup in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 32. Below is the pertinent info and your hub to chat throughout the evening for tonight’s game.

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Here’s a snapshot on the Tigers from the game preview written by Jacob Shames:

For LSU to pull the upset, Thomas might have to go ballistic, and he very well could. But with Watford providing physical scoring down low and Smart and Days on the perimeter, the Tigers aren’t just a one-man outfit. They have loads of athleticism and shooting, even if it’s concentrated almost entirely among four players, and they have a legit superstar to bail them out of bad possessions.

Wade doesn’t play a very deep rotation, and at some point, Monday’s game might start to look a lot like pick-up ball: you and yours vs. me and mine, your best vs. my best. If it gets to that point, it will be anybody’s game, considering the talent on LSU’s roster. If the Wolverines want to avoid that scenario, playing the game at their own pace — deliberate, smart basketball — is a must.

Teams: No. 1 Michigan Wolverines (21-4, 14-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 LSU Tigers (19-9, 11-6 SEC)

Time: Monday, March 22, 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Television: CBS

Streaming: March Madness Live, YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV (free trial link here)

KenPom Projection: Michigan 80-74, 73 percent chance of victory