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Michigan set as No. 3 seed, heading to Kansas for opening round of NCAA Tournament

The Wolverines will open the NCAA Tournament against Montana on Thursday.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Michigan State vs Michigan Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

After a week off for Michigan basketball, we know where the Wolverines will be heading for the NCAA Tournament.

They have been announced as No. 3 seed and will take on the No. 14-seeded Montana (26-7, 16-2 Big Sky) on March 15 in Wichita, KS and come out of the West Region.

The Grizzlies finished the year with a 26-7 record and finished first in the Big Sky Conference.

The Wolverines (28-7, 13-5 Big Ten) are currently on a nine-game winning streak and are fresh off a Big Ten Tournament Championship run.

Fellow Big Ten schools to make Big Dance are No. 3 Michigan State, No. 2 Purdue and No. 5 Ohio State.

MSU and Purdue both received a game in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena.

In 2016-17, the Wolverines had a similar ending to the conference season, winning the Big Ten Tournament and were one of the countries hottest teams and stories.

U-M was a No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region where they defeated No. 10 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Louisville before being beat 69-68 in the Sweet 16 by No. 3 Oregon.

The appearance marks the eighth of John Beilein’s 11-year tenure with the program. The Wolverines are 13-7 under Beilein in NCAA Tournament contests.

You can stream Thursday’s game and any NCAA Tournament game on the March Madness app.