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Michigan Earns No. 2 Seed in the West Regional, will face Montana

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This is Michigan’s second-straight appearance in the West Regional, which it won last year en route to the Final Four.

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Michigan earned the No. 2 seed in the West Regional on Selection Sunday, setting up a Round of 64 matchup with No. 15 seed Montana..

The Wolverines faced the Grizzlies in the first round last March, scrapping their way to a 61-47 victory. The game this time will be in Des Moines.

This is Michigan’s second-straight appearance in the West Regional, which takes place in Anaheim this year. The Wolverines stormed to the Final Four last year with a 99-72 victory over Texas A&M and a 58-54 squeaker over Florida State.

Gonzaga stands on the opposite side of the region as the No. 1 seed. Nevada and Florida are the 7 and 10-seeds on the other end of the pod.

John Beilein and company got to their third consecutive Big Ten Tournament final, but wilted late to rival Michigan State. They enter March Madness with a 28-6 record.

UPDATE: The game will tip off at 9:20 p.m. EST on TNT.