Derrick Walton Jr. wins point guard duel as Michigan's ride continues

The game will be played at, what is for MI, the friendly confines of Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

TULSA, Okla. - Third-seeded Baylor dominated the final 20 minutes against 14th-seeded New Mexico State in the East Regional matchup at the BOK Center. Only UNC Wilmington has allowed a higher OPP FG% than Michigan's 46.3 or OKST's 47.

Can Michigan pull the upset? In fact, every regular player in Michigan's rotation is a threat from beyond the arc. They have always done good things, just sometimes not enough. It was actually a reason to believe back when the Cowboys started out Big 12 play at 0-6. MI was ranked No. 49 nationally in Ken Pomeroy's computer power formula. No. 12 Middle Tennessee (Thursday, March 16, 4 p.m., TNT): Fresh off the greatest upset in modern NCAA tournament history, Middle Tennessee is again dancing, returning the majority of the Blue Raiders that knocked off Michigan State past year. "He's been on a tear, and I know he's going to continue to do it". John Beilein's team was better at the end, although a last-minute push from the Cowboys made the score closer. They were 16-for-29 for the game. They committed more than 15 fouls in seven games against tournament teams this year, and went 1-6 in those games. They were only getting warmed up.

Michigan State guard Miles Bridges (22) dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big Ten tournament against Minnesota, Friday, March 10, 2017, in Washington. Their pace rating of 72.9 is the fourth fastest of any team in the tournament, while Michigan's 63.7 is the second slowest. Four guys played at least 38 minutes in the win Friday.

Air Force needs to win the Atlantic Hockey title, and no teams can sneak up and win a conference title from outside the top 16 other than in the WCHA. There were grumbles from several other campuses, too.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.5/9.8); Derrick Walton Jr.

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Cavaliers agree to sign Larry Sanders for the rest of the season
Head coach Tyronn Lue will look to Sanders to provide rim protection and to collect rebounds on both ends of the floor. You don't know how much you can get out of a guy that's been out so long, but I'd love to see it.

I'll tell you who: Anybody who has been assigned to guard Walton. In total, these results aren't surprising; Michigan and Michigan State's records combined would have barely put them in front of Penn State in the Big Ten Conference, and their dismal performance throughout the season put them in that position.

Seventh-seeded MI needed every point it could muster in a game that ended with a parade to the free-throw line, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and a foe that refused to go away.

Jeff Teague added eight points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, Myles Turner had six points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Monta Ellis scored 16 points for the Pacers.

Louisville swept those three teams, beating Tech and Purdue at home and IN here at Bankers' Life.

Six months later and OSU went 2 of 4 in those goals I mentioned. The Wolverines were beaten, 73-70, by the Hokies in Ann Arbor as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Liam Folkes, Nate Sucese and David Goodwin netted the early scores in a 4-1 victory over MI in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.