Michigan @ Vanderbilt
Regular Season Records: Michigan 18-15; Vanderbilt 21-14
What to Know
The Michigan Wolverines and the Vanderbilt Commodores are set to clash at noon ET March 18 at Memorial Gym in the second round of the NIT.
Michigan beat the Toledo Rockets 90-80 on Tuesday. The Wolverines relied on the efforts of guard Kobe Bufkin, who had 23 points and five assists in addition to eight rebounds, and center Hunter Dickinson, who had 19 points along with nine boards.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing on Tuesday. They picked up a 71-62 win over the Yale Bulldogs. Among those leading the charge for the Commodores was guard Tyrin Lawrence, who had 25 points in addition to seven boards.
Michigan is expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Central Michigan Chippewas Dec. 29 easily too and instead slipped up with a 63-61. In other words, don’t count Vanderbilt out just yet.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Memorial Gym — Nashville, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $42.42
The Commodores are a slight 2-point favorite against the Wolverines, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Commodores as a 1-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.
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