The Michigan Wolverines and Texas A&M Aggies men’s basketball teams meet in a Sweet 16 game in the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 22 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Find the score, live updates, stats and more below.
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Michigan-Texas A&M basketball: Live updates, stats
Michigan-Texas A&M basketball: Time, game information
Michigan and Texas A&M play at 7:37 p.m. ET Thursday on March 22, 2018.
- Time: 7:37 p.m. ET
- Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
- Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
- TV channel: TBS
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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 can also be heard on Sirius 138, XM 202 and Internet 963.
Michigan-Texas A&M basketball preview
The Michigan men’s basketball team just continues to win. Better yet, the Wolverines (30-7) just continue to find ways to win. And they’re doing it at the right time of the season as they prepare to face Texas A&M. The Aggies (22-12) eliminated defending national champion North Carolina on Sunday in a second-round NCAA Tournament game.
Jordan Poole’s 3-point basket as time expired Saturday night in Wichita, Kan., lifted the Wolverines to a 64-63 win against Houston, and put them in their fourth Sweet 16 in the last six seasons. Michigan extended its winning streak to 11 games, a run that dates back to Feb. 11.
Now, Michigan wants to carry that momentum into the Sweet 16, as it heads to California to face the upstart Aggies of the Southeastern Conference.
The Wolverines have received plenty of contributions from their support cast but need a full game from forward Moritz Wagner, who has averaged 8.5 points in the Wolverines’ 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 final 20 minutes.
The support cast has carried Michigan, otherwise. Wagner was one of four players to score in double figures against Houston, joining Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman (12 points), Charles Matthews (11 points) and Duncan Robinson (11 points).
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.
Jon Teske also provided a solid inside presence against Houston (6 points, 4 rebounds) for the Wolverines. Michigan is very reliant on its outside shooting; the Wolverines are 13 for 46 on 3-point attempts in two NCAA Tournament games, including an 8-for-30 effort Saturday against Houston.
TJ Starks scored 21 points Sunday against North Carolina. Texas A&M outrebounded North Carolina 50-36 and blocked 8 shots by the Tar Heels.
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 DJ Hogg (11.2 points per game) and Robert Williams (10.3 points per game), and center Tyler Davis (14.6 points per game).
Michigan 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 the Wolverines’ roster is Teske, at 7-1, while Wagner is 6-11.
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