Our team worked extremely hard this year to earn the highest seed possible. We are thankful for the opportunity to take on a very good South Dakota State team on Thursday in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
We believe the entire country was able to witness the strength of the Big Ten Conference this past weekend in Chicago. Our league is great and we believe that the conference schedule has prepared us for the NCAA Tournament.
Both our mindset and work ethic remains the same at this point in the season. We are confident and will diligently prepare for South Dakota State.
The stakes are the highest they can possibly be, but we are embracing the challenge of the "survive and advance" scenario.
To compete for NCAA Championships versus the best possible competition is why student athletes come to the University of Michigan.
We are thrilled to have a chance to compete in this year's NCAA Tournament and look forward taking on the Jackrabbits on Thursday at 7:15 pm.