03/12/2012 08:33 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2012

Michigan, Ohio Match-up In NCAA Tournament 2012

Michigan managed to split with every Big Ten power and ended the regular season tied at the top of the conference standings. But Ohio State was dominant in the conference tournament and blew out the Wolverines by 22. They take on an Ohio team riding a four-game winning streak -- including MAC Tournament title -- that finished with 27 wins. Michigan comes in with plenty of experience against ranked opponents while the Bobcats only played one top-25 team, a loss to Louisville, back in November.


Overall Record: 24-9
Conference Record: 13-5
Conference Tournament Outcome: Lost To Ohio State In Semis
PPG: 66.5
Points Allowed: 61.4 pts
AP Ranking: 10
RPI: 10
KenPom Ranking: 25
Standout Player: Tim Hardaway Jr.
Season In Review: Michigan played as well as any team in the Big Ten conference, finishing tied with Ohio State and Michigan State at the top of the regular season standings. The Wolverines won seven of their last 10 regular season games, but got crushed by the Buckeyes in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Tournament Experience: 43-21, 22 appearances, 6 Final Fours, 1 National Championship


Overall Record: 27-7
Conference Record: 11-5
Conference Tournament Outcome: Won MAC Tournament
PPG: 70.7
Points Allowed: 62.4
AP Ranking: none
RPI: 59
KenPom Ranking: 72
Standout Player: D.J. Cooper
Season In Review: After losing a close one to Louisville, Ohio reeled off nine straight wins before conference play. The Bobcats finished in third place in the MAC standings behind Akron and Buffalo, but beat both en route to a MAC Tournament championship.
Tournament Experience: 5-13, 12 appearances



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