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ESPN's Getting Trashed For Where It Had Michigan Ranked Entering The Sweet 16

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Michigan is currently having its way with Texas A&M. The Wolverines are just beating the hell out of the Aggies.

After 20 minutes of play in the Sweet 16, it's Michigan 52, Texas A&M 28.

John Beilein's team didn't play very well in the first two rounds, but anyone who watched Michigan play this season knew this was possible. The Wolverines shoot the ball ridiculously well and are always capable of playing great in big moments.

ESPN apparently thought otherwise.

In a Sweet 16 "re-seeding" article, the Worldwide Leader had Michigan ranked No. 15 out of 16.


Here's what ESPN said:

15. Michigan

Jordan Poole saved Michigan's season with a buzzer-beater that shocked a Houston team that had played the better game for 39 minutes, 56.4 seconds Saturday. The Wolverines now advance to the Sweet 16 after defeating Houston in a thriller and Montana via a double-digit victory -- the Grizzlies scored 47 points -- in the opening round.

Moritz Wagner recovered from a 2-for-6 shooting effort (5 points) against Montana to register 12 points (5-for-9 shooting), 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block in the win over Houston. Yet the Wolverines squeezed by a dangerous 6-seed on a buzzer-beater, and its best player struggled against a Big Sky champion. It's not close to the dominant efforts from higher seeds on this list, but it's also short of Michigan's potential.


Michigan and Texas A&M are playing on TBS.