Bracket projection: Michigan

Michigan's guards will have to lead them past a possible early exit

Updated: March 12, 2012, 4:38 PM ET
By Bill Doherty | Special to Insider
Note: For the seventh consecutive year, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has assigned a team of Bracketologists to put together Insider's Tournament Tips, offering in-depth breakdowns and historical analysis of the bracket for all 68 tournament teams to help you make smart picks.

Lunardi's Logic

The Wolverines shared the Big Ten regular-season title on merit. They aren't as good as Michigan State or Ohio State, but they won enough of the games that mattered to hang a banner. And I think Michigan has the right blend to win two games in this event, although a likely third-round match up against Temple is a coin flip at best.

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Michigan's complete Bracketology chart

Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: