The Oklahoma State basketball team faces the seven seed Michigan Wolverines as the 10 seed on March 17 at 11:15 a.m. CT in Indianapolis, IN.
The Oklahoma State basketball team received a bid for the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday yesterday, getting the 10 seed to face the Big 10 Tournament Champs and seven seeded Michigan Wolverines. The Cowboys are one of the six teams participating in the Big Dance. Furthermore, they’re also one of three Big 12 teams in the Midwest Region portion of the bracket.
The other five teams from the Big 12 that got bids include the Kansas Jayhawks with a one seed, Baylor Bears with a three seed, West Virginia Mountaineers with a four seed, Iowa State Cyclones with a five seed, and Kansas State Wildcats who face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in as the 11 seed in a play-in game.
A few hours after the NCAA Tournament bracket was fully revealed on the Selection Show, the tip-off times for each Round of 64 game were announced. OK State tips off against the Wolverines at 11:15 a.m. CT on Friday, March 17 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the home to the NBA Eastern Conference franchise Indiana Pacers.
UM opened as two-point favorites over OK State and the over/under has not been revealed yet. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is sure to be packed with Wolverine fans because of the geographic proximity to Ann Arbor, MI, and just the pure size of the UM fan base.
Friday’s matchup between UM and OK State can be seen on CBS. With everything for the first round of games set, it’s just time to wait and see how everything transpires on Friday morning.
If the Pokes emerge victorious then they likely face the Louisville Cardinals out of the ACC, also the two seed in the Midwest Region. That potential Round of 32 matchup would take place on either March 18 or 19.
Other notable dates for the NCAA Tournament include:
Sweet 16: March 23-24
Elite Eight: March 25-26
Final Four: April 1
National Championship: April 3
With March Madness now in full swing, it’s time to root for the Cowboy basketball team to claim their first NCAA Tournament victory since 2009.