Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 3/18/13
Michigan is back in the NCAA tournament and will open play as a No. 4 seed against No. 13 seeded South Dakota State on Thursday at 7:15 p.m (CBS) at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Here’s a first look at South Dakota State along with a run down of notes, reactions and more in regards to Thursday’s game. A year ago most expected Michigan to be a No. 3 seed before the Wolverines drew a No. 4 and a match-up with a 13-seed that featured one of the best high usage guards in the country. A year later Michigan finds itself as a No. 4 seed once again and ready to face off against Nate Wolters and South Dakota State. Wolters isn’t DJ Cooper. He’s actually a better, more efficient offensive player. South Dakota State played its way into the NCAA tournament by finishing the season on a high note. The Jackrabbits won 14 of their last 15 Summit League games including three tournament games to seal a bid. Overall the Jacks outscored Summit League competition by an impressive .19 points per possessio...
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