The Michigan Wolverines have never had a seed as high as their No. 2 seed in this season's Big Ten tournament, and they're going to want to use it to their advantage as they go for a Big Ten tournament win to boost their stock even more for the NCAA tournament.
They'll face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the only underdog to win in Thursday's action. The Gophers are desperate for a Big Ten tournament run to push themselves back into the conversation for an at-large bid in the Big Dance after a terrible ending to their conference play shoved them out of the discussion. They already have completed one big step after squeaking past Northwestern in the first round.
The game between Michigan and Minnesota will be on Big Ten Network at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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