Michigan @ Tennessee
Regular Season Records: Michigan 18-14; Tennessee 27-7
What to Know
The Michigan Wolverines and the #5 Tennessee Volunteers are set to clash at 5:15 p.m. ET March 19 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Wolverines strolled past the Colorado State Rams with points to spare on Thursday, taking the contest 75-63. It was another big night for Michigan’s center Hunter Dickinson, who had 21 points in addition to six boards and four blocks.
Meanwhile, Tennessee earned some more postseason success in their matchup on Thursday. They were totally in charge, breezing past the Longwood Lancers 88-56. Tennessee was heavily favored coming into this game, and the results showcase why. Tennessee’s guard Santiago Vescovi was one of the most active players for the squad, shooting 6-for-8 from downtown and finishing with 18 points and seven assists.
A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Michigan is stumbling into the game with the third fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 10.1 on average. To make matters even worse for Michigan, the Volunteers come into the contest boasting the 20th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 15.9.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 5:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.