Michigan basketball continues its run in the 2018 NCAA Tournament with a Sweet 16 game against Texas A&M in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The Wolverines are the No. 3 seed in the West Regional and are ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. They continue the NCAA Tournament on a 11-game winning streak, following a 64-63 win against Houston in a second-round game Saturday in Wichita, Kan.
Texas A&M, the No. 7 seed, defeated No. 2 North Carolina, the defending national champion, 86-65 on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan-Texas A&M time, TV channel
Michigan and Texas A&M play at 7:37 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
- Time: 7:37 p.m. ET.
- Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
- Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
- TV channel: TBS, which can be found here.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan-Texas A&M watch online
How can I listen to the Michigan-Texas A&M game on the radio?
The Michigan Sports Marketing Network, headed by flagship stations WWJ (950 AM) in Detroit and WWWW (102.9 FM) in Ann Arbor, will have the call. Matt Shepard provides the play-by-play, and Terry Mills is the analyst. The game also can be heard on Sirius 138, XM 202 and Internet 963.
Michigan-Texas A&M basketball preview
The Wolverines just continue to win. Better yet, the Wolverines just continue to find ways to win. And they’re doing it at the right time of the season.
Jordan Poole’s 3-point shot as time expired Saturday in Wichita lifted the Wolverines (30-7) to a 64-63 win against Houston and put Michigan in its fourth Sweet 16 in the last six seasons. The Wolverines also extended their winning streak to 11 games, a run that dates to Feb. 11.
Now, Michigan aims to carry that momentum into the Sweet 16, as it heads to California to face the upstart Aggies (22-12) of the Southeastern Conference.
The Wolverines’ supporting cast has made plenty of contributions in the NCAA Tournament, but they need a full game from forward Moritz Wagner, who has averaged 8.5 points in his first two NCAA Tournament games. Wagner started to find his groove in the second half Saturday against Houston, and scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half.
Wagner was one of four players to score in double figures for the Wolverines against Houston, joining Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12 points), Charles Matthews (11 points) and Duncan Robinson (11 points).
Jon Teske also provided a solid inside presence against Houston (6 points, 4 rebounds) for the Wolverines, a team that sometimes seems a little too reliant on its outside shooting. Michigan is 13 for 46 on 3-point attempts in its two tournament games, and went 8-for-30 against Houston.
Charles Matthews scored 20 points to help the Wolverines recover from an early deficit in a 61-47 win against Montana in a first-round game March 15 in Wichita.
T.J. Starks scored 21 points to help Texas A&M eliminate North Carolina on Sunday. Texas A&M outrebounded North Carolina 50-36, and blocked 8 shots by the Tar Heels.
Against Michigan, the Aggies are expected to start five players who score in double figures: guards Starks (10.1 points per game) and Admon Gilder (12.4 points per game), forwards D.J. Hogg (11.2 points per game) and Robert Williams (10.3 points per game), and center Tyler Davis (14.6 points per game).
The Wolverines must counter Texas A&M’s size underneath the basket. Hogg is 6-foot-9, while Williams and Davis are 6-10, and Williams and Davis combine to average 18.3 rebounds a game. The tallest player on Michigan’s roster is Teske, at 7-1, while Wagner is 6-11.
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