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Michigan Earns No. 3 Seed in Big Ten Tournament; 9:30 p.m Friday Tipoff on BTN

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NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s loss to MSU on Saturday ensured that it will be the No. 3 seed in next week’s Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.

A few results have to happen to see who the Wolverines will face. First, Northwestern and Illinois play on Wednesday in the 11/14 matchup. The winner of that plays the next day versus No. 6 seed Iowa. The victor there will battle Michigan in the quarterfinals, which is set for approximately a 9:30 p.m. tip on BTN.

Here’s the finalized bracket:

Michigan is on the opposite side of the field from the Spartans, who will likely have to top either No. 4 Wisconsin or No. 5 Maryland. The Wolverines probably will get a rematch with the Hawkeyes, who won the first game in a 15-point rout on Feb. 1 in Iowa City.

Get past the quarterfinals, and Michigan would get either No. 10 Penn State, No. 7 Minnesota or No. 2 Purdue in the semifinals. John Beilein has bested Matt Painter and the Boilermakers in the last two tournaments.

Michigan seized the last two Big Ten Tournaments — first in Washington (D.C.) in 2017 and then in New York City last March.

Stay tuned for full updates and scouting for a run at a third-straight tournament title.