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No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 6 Houston Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Announcers, Prediction

Charles Matthews of the Michigan dunks the ball in the first half against Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the Florida State Seminoles.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan dunks the ball in the first half against Mfiondu Kabengele #25 of the Florida State Seminoles in the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional Final at Staples Center on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

This Saturday, the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines will take on the No. 6 Houston Cougars in the Second Round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The two squads will meet in Wichita, Kansas.

Preview: Michigan and Houston both won their respective NCAA Tournament games on Thursday, but one featured a great deal more drama than the other. The Houston Cougars, led by star guard Rob Gray, survived against San Diego State, 67-65. Gray poured in 39 points - which included the game-winning bucket with just seconds to play.

The Wolverines, meanwhile, shook off a slow start against Montana to win comfortably. It wasn't the team's best offensive performance of the season, but it was enough to get the win.

Date: March 17

Time: 9:30 PM ET

TV Channel: TBS

Location: Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS

Announcers: Brad Nessler, Steve Lavin, Evan Washburn

Opening Betting Line: TBD

Prediction: Houston, which was one or two plays away from winning the AAC Tournament title over Cincinnati, is playing incredibly well right now. The Cougars have a star in Gray, and if he's shooting well, they're going to be a tough out.

All that said, we're going to take Michigan. The Wolverines haven't lost since early February, and they should have a major advantage inside with junior Moe Wagner. We'll take Michigan by three.