The Spartans are the No. 3 seed in the Midwest bracket. They will take on the No. 14 Valparaiso Crusaders at The Palace of Auburn Hills. That game will take place Thursday with tip-off at 12:15 p.m. ET. The winner of that game will face either the No. 6 Memphis Tigers or the winner of the first-round game between the St. Mary's Gaels and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders for the No. 11 seed.
The Wolverines earned the No. 4 seed in the South region. They will also open the tournament in The Palace, against No. 13 South Dakota St. Jackrabbits. That game will start at 7:15 p.m. ET on Thursday. The winner of that matchup will meet the No. 5 Va. Commonwealth Rams or the No. 12 Akron Zips in the third round of the tournament.