Sunday, March 16, 2014

Preview: (15) Wofford vs. (2) Michigan

Well, now that the brackets are out and the hysteria of teams hoping for an at-large bid has faded, let's take a look at the Terriers' selection.

(15) Wofford vs (2) Michigan
Thursday, March 20 · Milwaukee, WI

Records     Wofford (20-12, 11-5 SoCon)     Michigan (25-8, 15-3 Big Ten)
Berth     Wofford - won SoCon Tournament     Michigan - at-large
Season Recap
Wofford-After a slow start, the Terriers came into SoCon play strong, winning two of their first three before hitting roadblocks in Davidson(78-63) and Chattanooga(70-69, 71-57).  They picked back up and later had a streak of nine straight wins before losing again to Davidson(59-49).  Followed by a win at Elon(63-59) and a tough 73-71 loss against UNC-Greensboro, the Terriers entered SoCon tourney play with a three seed and a first-round bye.  They blew past The Citadel(68-51) and Georgia Southern(71-57) en route to their third SoCon title, beating Western Carolina by three, 56-53.

Michigan-Following a fairly dominant non-conference schedule, the Wolverines started out Big Ten play with eight straight wins, until the streak was snapped at the hands of Indiana.  After losses at Iowa(85-67) and Wisconsin(75-62), they rode a five game win streak into the Big Ten tourney, where they edged Illinois(64-63) and archrival Ohio State(72-69) before losing to in-state rival Michigan State(69-55) in the championship.

This should be a good matchup, featuring two tough and resilient teams.  If Wofford wants to pull off an enormous upset, well, that's where #WoCo3D comes in: Discipline, Dedication, and Determination.

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