(No. 3) Michigan vs (No. 7) Texas A&M
Never doubt the Michigan Wolverines in March. For the second straight year, they won the Big 10 Tournament, and now they’re in the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in their past five tournament appearances.
The Wolverines didn’t get here without the dramatics. They’ve shot poorly the first two games, and needed a buzzer-beater from freshman Jordan Poole against Houston just to get here. But the Wolverines survived and advanced, and now they’ll take on a Texas A&M team that absolutely dismantled the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels.
Michigan needs more from Moritz Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman if they want to beat the Aggies.
As for the Aggies they’ve had an up and down season without question. Suspensions and injuries was a big part of it, and even when they had everybody you never knew which team would show up. That being said they have one of the best frontcourts in the nation. Between Robert Williams and Tyler Davis they are a handful to say the least.
This game will come down to guard play, and if the Wolverines can keep Williams and Davis in check. The Aggies are riding some serious momentum right now, but as I said before, never doubt the Wolverines in March. I’m taking Michigan in a close one.