The Michigan Wolverines learned their 2021 NCAA Tournament draw on Sunday evening and were able to hold on to one of the four available No. 1 seeds. They will open tournament action on Saturday in a showdown with the winner of the Mount St. Mary’s vs. Texas Southern play-in game.
Gonzaga and Baylor were the top two overall seeds followed by Illinois and Michigan. The Wolverines are a No. 1 seed in the tournament for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Here is the draw the Wolverines will get in their region.
(1) Michigan vs. (16) Mount St. Mary’s/Texas Southern
(8) LSU vs. (9) St. Bonaventure
(5) Colorado vs. (12) Georgetown
(4) Florida State vs. (13) UNC Greensboro
(6) BYU vs. (11) Michigan State/UCLA
(3) Texas vs. (14) Abiliene Christian
(7) UConn vs. (10) Maryland
(2) Alabama vs. (15) Iona
The Wolverines head into the tournament after winning the Big Ten regular season title and splitting its two games in the conference tournament. Senior forward Isaiah Livers is likely to miss the postseason, leaving the Wolverines to pick up the pieces and replace him via a group effort. The matchup with a 16-seed in the first game allows them a potential tune-up to do that.
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