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Originally published: 2014-03-16 20:35:11
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:55:25

Wofford to face Michigan in NCAA tournament

by Staff Reports

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford was announced as a No. 15 seed and will play No. 22 seed Michigan on Thursday in Milwaukee, Wis. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

Game time and television information for the second round game is TBA.

The Terriers are in the Midwest Region, with Wichita State as the No. 1 seed. Other teams in the pod in Milwaukee with Wofford are No. 7 seed Texas and No. 10 seed Arizona State. The winners of the two second round games will meet on Saturday.

Wofford is 20-12 overall on the season. The Terriers won the Southern Conference championship game for the third time in five seasons. The team previously won the SoCon title in 2010 and 2011, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan and Wofford have played once before, with the Wolverines winning 83-49 on December 4, 1996. Last season, Michigan returned to the Final Four for the first time in 20 years and finished runner-up, losing to Louisville in the national title game.

Michigan enters the tournament with 25-8 overall record. The Wolverines finished with a 15-3 conference record and claimed its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years.

 

Seeded No. 1 at the Big Ten Tournament for the first time, the Wolverines beat Illinois in the quarterfinals and No. 24 Ohio State in the semifinals. Michigan lost to No. 22 Michigan State in the final.

 

Michigan is one of six Big Ten schools to earn a spot in the 68-team NCAA Tournament field, joining Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa.


DAVIDSON PLAYS IN NIT

DAVIDSON - No. 7 seed Davidson, the regular-season champions of the Southern Conference, will play at Missouri, Tuesday at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, in the opening round of the 2014 Postseason NIT.
 
Winners of 13 out of their last 14, the Wildcats enter their sixth NIT and 19th postseason appearance 20-12 overall.
 
Missouri, which earned the second seed in the Minneapolis Region, enters with a 22-11 overall record. The Tigers posted a 9-9 record in conference play before falling to No. 1 Florida in quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

The Tigers and Davidson will meet for the fourth time in series history. The Wildcats are 2-1 all-time vs. Missouri, including an 84-81 win at Mizzou Arena on Nov. 19, 2004.

The victor of Tuesday's opening round contest will play the winner of No. 3 Southern Miss/No. 6 Toledo.