Nebraska's one quality win this season came against the Wolverines, but MI came right back and smacked the Huskers in the mouth in NY a few weeks ago in the conference tournament. The game will be played Thursday in Boise, Idaho.
1 overall seed in the tournament and will headline the South Region.
The Cavaliers will play in the South Region and take on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the first round Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Wednesday's matchups include NC Central taking on Texas Southern followed by Arizona State vs. Syracuse in the nightcap. The Jayhawks get the top seed in this region, and while they have terrific guard play, they're too reliant on shooting the 3, and one cold night could allow them to get picked off early.
Kansas is among three Big 12 teams in the Midwest, with TCU earning a No. 6 seed and Oklahoma a No. 10. Fans will be notified by 5 p.m. if their order will be fulfilled.
The fifth-ranked Spartans received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region during the NCAA tournament selection show Sunday.
The Tar Heels play the villain, meeting feel-good story Lipscomb (23-9) in its first trip to the tournament. All have taken place since 1980. The 11 victories in conference play proved to be the most in Clemson history - tying the all-time record for wins in any conference. He's won 47 NCAA Tournament games, a total that ties John Wooden for seventh on the all-time list. The Tigers earned a No. 4 seed after playing all season without top post players Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley. Alabama will have the advantage of being the stronger defensive team and should dominate on the glass.
Porter returned for the SEC tournament, scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the Tigers' second-round defeat to the Georgia Bulldogs. UNC also beat Duke twice, including in the ACC tournament on Friday. Teams will need to win first- and second-round games to advance to Omaha. In the last reveal on February 19, UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame were projected as No. 1 seeds. Oh, and it has Oklahoma freshman Trae Young, who has the potential to go on a Steph Curry-like NCAA run. Alabama basketball was 7-10 away from home. Foster has averaged 20 points for the BlueJays since transferring from Kansas State. Purifoy and Wiley were ruled out due to eligibility concerns on November 2 and have not appeared in a game this season.
While both those games were highly competitive, the couldn't compare to the drama in the final where the decibel levels in the Palestra were classically high.