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.