In his most recent bracketology prediction on ESPN, Joe Lunardi put Michigan and Michigan State in the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament as 11 seeds. This means that both the Wolverines and Spartans are among the four teams that just barely missed out on having to play in the First Four in Dayton on Tuesday or Wednesday. The 12 seeds -- the last four at-large teams in -- have to go to Dayton first, so Michigan and MSU are viewed as luckily missing out on that, according to Lunardi.â†µ
Michigan State is an 11 seed in Denver in Lunardi's new bracket. He has the Spartans playing Kansas State. The other game in that pod is BYU vs. Wofford, so if MSU pulled off the upset it would likely get to play Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars.â†µ
Michigan is an 11 seed in Tulsa. Interestingly, the Wolverines are matched up against West Virginia, John Beilein's former team. A win would likely result in them playing Texas, which is matched up against Indiana State in Lunardi's bracket.