banner

College Basketball

more stats

Texas (24-10) vs. Michigan (26-8)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 22, 5:15 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: BMO Harris Bradley Center (19,000) -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Television: CBS. NCAA Tournament Record: Texas 35-33, Michigan 41-18. Series Record: Texas leads, 2-1.

GAME NOTES: The seventh-seeded Texas Longhorns and second-seeded Michigan Wolverines will battle it out Saturday in a third-round Midwest Region clash at the BMO Harris Center.

The winner of the contest will advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to face either Tennessee or Mercer.

Texas narrowly escaped a second-round contest with Arizona State Thursday. The Longhorns and Sun Devils were tied as time was expiring, but a Cameron Ridley rebound and put-back at the buzzer gave Texas an 87-85 victory.

Michigan easily took care of Wofford in the second round, defeating the Terriers, 57-40, to advance. Wofford scored the first four points of the game, but an 20-8 Michigan run ended the brief hopes of an upset.

Texas leads the all-time series against Michigan, 2-1. The last time these teams met on the court was back in 1996, also in Milwaukee.

Texas held a five-point lead over Arizona State at the end of the first half Thursday, but it wouldn't last. The Sun Devils came roaring back in the second period and tied the score at 85 apiece before Ridley gathered in a missed jump shot and barely got the ball out of his hands for the put-back layup as the buzzer sounded. Ridley paced the team with 17 points, adding 12 rebounds for the double-double. Martez Walker chipped in 16 points against ASU, and Demarcus Holland netted 14 points. Isaiah Taylor, Javan Felix and Jonathan Holmes all scored 11 points for the Longhorns in the win.

Holmes leads a group of four Texas players in double-digit scoring on the season, and enters the contest against Michigan with a team-leading 12.9 ppg mark. Taylor adds 12.4 ppg for the Longhorns, while Felix (11.8 ppg) and Ridley (11.4 ppg) round out that specific group. Ridley's 8.2 rpg average is a Texas best, though Holmes chips in 7.1 rpg. Taylor's 4 apg mark (136 total assists on the season) tops the squad going into the bout with the Wolverines. Texas is averaging 74.5 ppg as a unit.

It wasn't a brilliant offensive performance by Michigan against Wofford by any means, but the Wolverines got the job done, and dominated on the defensive end to ensure a second-round victory. Nik Stauskas led all Michigan players in the contest with 15 points, and Glenn Robinson III chipped in 14 with seven rebounds. Jordan Morgan, who has been a viable replacement for Mitch McGary in the large majority of games McGary has missed due to injury, tallied a double- double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Stauskas has really stepped up his game this season on the offensive end, netting a team-leading 17.4 ppg. Shooting isn't all Stauskas is good for. The 6-foot-6 guard tops the team with 105 total assists on the year, and has recorded 20 steals and 10 blocked shots. Caris LeVert scores 13.1 ppg for Michigan, and Robinson adds 13 ppg. Morgan's 4.8 rpg average is the best on the team among active players.

Texas played well against Arizona State, but allowed the Sun Devils to come back and threaten an upset. The Longhorns have the advantage over Michigan underneath the basket with Ridley and Holmes, but as far as overall offense goes, the Wolverines have the sharp-shooting ability to down Texas and advance to the Sweet 16.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Michigan 77, Texas 70

03/22 10:20:17 ET

Other Stories

  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Oakland at Denver

    Sunday at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Denver at Cincinnati

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Louisiana Tech at NC State

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Devils

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
DEN
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
FAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
JST
NCCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
DEN
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
POR
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
UTA
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
ATL
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
SAC
2:00pm Today
MEM
BYU
2:00pm Today
BRAD
ARKLR
 
2:00pm Today
CCST
BRO
 
2:00pm Today
NW
ILLCH
2:00pm Today
FSU
STET
 
2:30pm Today
GWU
OHIO
3:00pm Today
KNST
ELON
 
3:00pm Today
ARKPB
SUTAH
 
4:00pm Today
PSU
DART
4:30pm Today
COL
DEP
4:30pm Today
UCI
UWGB
 
5:00pm Tonight
PORT
L
 
5:30pm Tonight
ABCHRIST
SCST
 
6:00pm Tonight
PURD
GWEBB
 
6:00pm Tonight
NKENTUCKY
IDAHO
 
6:00pm Tonight
FORD
MAN
6:00pm Tonight
OSU
UMO
6:00pm Tonight
MSU
CITA
6:00pm Tonight
GSOUT
TRUETT
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMICH
ALAAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
MNTER
BING
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAKE
BUCK
 
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
COL
 
7:00pm Tonight
RMU
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
VCU
ETST
7:00pm Tonight
FATL
EKENT
7:00pm Tonight
GTDNS
FAIR
 
7:00pm Tonight
ECU
FAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
ILLST
MAST
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
KU
7:00pm Tonight
PRIN
LIB
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNH
LIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
BONA
MDES
 
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
MERC
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
NORST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ALCOR
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
ND
NILL
7:00pm Tonight
CLEM
OU
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
SELA
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
TOWS
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUT
TENNM
7:00pm Tonight
VT
VMI
7:00pm Tonight
ODU
WMARY
7:05pm Tonight
IND
NO
 
7:30pm Tonight
UCONN
CLMB
7:30pm Tonight
STJ
LBSU
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
WOFF
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
CMICH
 
8:00pm Tonight
COLST
CSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SIUE
CHIST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MICH
COPST
 
8:00pm Tonight
MINN
FUR
8:00pm Tonight
TCU
GRAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
TULSA
INCWORD
 
8:00pm Tonight
TTU
LOYC
8:00pm Tonight
JST
NCCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
IOWA
UNF
 
8:00pm Tonight
VANDY
PENN
8:00pm Tonight
LAM
RICE
 
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
SEMIZ
8:00pm Tonight
BAY
SOUTH
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHAT
UAB
8:00pm Tonight
OKLA
WEBER
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
MURST
 
8:05pm Tonight
MIZST
ORU
 
8:05pm Tonight
DRAK
SIMPSON
 
8:05pm Tonight
UMKC
TENT
 
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
COC
9:00pm Tonight
AFA
JVST
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
KSU
 
9:00pm Tonight
PROV
MIAMI
9:00pm Tonight
ARK
UWMIL
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
NDAK
9:00pm Tonight
GAELS
NE
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
NNM
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
UCD
 
9:00pm Tonight
OREG
UCSB
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
WISC
9:05pm Tonight
EWASH
LCST
 
9:05pm Tonight
PORST
WALLA
 
10:00pm Tonight
NEV
MARS
10:00pm Tonight
CSFU
TAMCC
 
10:30pm Tonight
HOU
BSU
11:00pm Tonight
WICHS
LMU
11:00pm Tonight
WASH
TULA
11:00pm Tonight
SDST
UCR
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
NAS
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
OTT
7:30pm Tonight
FLA
PIT
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
ARI
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
SJS
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CIN
DEN