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N.C.A.A. March Madness may be a bit muted for Michigan’s men’s teams

The NCAA announced Thursday it was canceling its men's and women's basketball tournaments.
The NCAA announced Thursday it was canceling its men's and women's basketball tournaments.

The N.C.A.A. has set the brackets for its college basketball tournament, but March Madness may be a bit muted for Michigan’s men’s teams.

The Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball team enters the Big Dance as a number three seed and a heavy favorite to move on in the tournament.

Michigan’s men’s team? Not so much.

Those Wolverines feature a talented but inconsistent roster that squeaked into the tourney as a number 11 seed.

They’ll face Colorado State on Thursday.

The Michigan State men’s team suffered through a rough stretch in the regular season, before closing strong and earning its 24th consecutive N.C.A.A. tournament appearance, albeit as a middle-of-the pack number seven seed.

The Spartans play Davidson on Friday.