- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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All Michigan needed to worry about this year was seeding.
And the Wolverines found out their fate Sunday evening, as the tri-Big Ten champions landed a No. 4 seed, playing No. 13 Ohio in the Midwest Regional on Friday in Nashville.
This is Michigan’s second straight trip to the NCAA tournament and its third in four seasons. Under Wolverines coach John Beilein, Michigan has won its first game in both NCAA tournaments before losing in the Round of 32.
This is the highest seeding for Michigan since 1998, when the Wolverines were a No. 3 seed.
As a school, Michigan is 13-3 in the first round of the tournament.
According to the NCAA selection committee, Michigan is 23-9 as the season opener against Ferris State does not count. Overall at 24-9, the Wolverines have secured their most wins since 1997-98, when Michigan was 25-9.