Michigan and Tennessee are together again in the NCAA Tournament and will meet in Indianapolis on Saturday (5:15 p.m., CBS).
The two programs faced off in the 2011 and 2014 NCAA Tournaments, the most recent meeting in Indianapolis where the Wolverines drew a late charge to advance to the Elite Eight.
This time, the situation has flipped. Michigan was a No. 2 seed, and Tennessee was the upset-minded No. 11 in that Sweet Sixteen matchup. On Saturday, the Wolverines are the No. 11 seed against No. 3 seeded Tennessee.
Despite that 3 seed, the Vols are arguably one of the more underseeded teams in the field. They’ve won 13 of their last 14 games, including an SEC Tournament crown. They are the No. 6 team in the country, according to KenPom, and the No. 2 team in the country since January 16th, according to Bart Torvik.
Michigan is forty minutes away from a fifth consecutive Sweet Sixteen, but it will have to beat a Final Four-caliber team to punch a ticket to San Antonio.