|South Dakota State||N Wolters 22.7||J Dykstra 7.9||N Wolters 5.8|
|Michigan||T Burke 19.2||M McGary 5.5||T Burke 6.7|
No. 4-seeded Michigan meets 13th-seeded South Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday. The game gets underway at 7:15 p.m. ET and it can be seen on CBS. The Wolverines have not played the Jackrabbits since the 1988-89 season, when they won 104-66.
The Wolverines fell 68-59 to Wisconsin on Mar. 15. Trey Burke finished with 19 points and seven assists in the loss. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 19.2 points per game, 6.7 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. In a 73-67 victory over North Dakota State on Mar. 12, Nate Wolters put up 27 points and six rebounds for the Jackrabbits. He puts up a team-leading 22.7 points per game, 5.8 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game. Areas of strength for South Dakota State include: turnover percentage at 16.0, effective field goal percentage at 54.1, and defensive rebounding percentage at 75.3.
South Dakota State StatSmack
- Trey Burke is ranked 17th nationally in points and 9th nationally in assists.
- Be afraid. Michigan has blown out more teams than South Dakota State this season (nine blowouts vs. five).
- The Michigan blocks leader (Mitch McGary, 21 blocks) has more blocks than the South Dakota State blocks leader (Jordan Dykstra, 19 blocks).
- The Michigan assist leader (Trey Burke, 215 assists) has more assists than the South Dakota State assist leader (Nate Wolters, 187 assists).
- Michigan has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (63.7 percent to 60.1 percent).
- Obviously, AP Voters agree that Michigan is superior to South Dakota State (Latest AP Poll: No. 6 vs. Not Ranked).
- Diaper Dandies love Michigan. Michigan has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than South Dakota State (17 vs. 0).
- Even computers respect Michigan more. Michigan has a better RPI this season than South Dakota State (RPI: No. 14 vs. No. 62).
- Since 1998, Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than South Dakota State (11 vs. zero).
- Michigan has more wins over the last 5 years than South Dakota State (117 vs. 106).
- The Michigan three-point leader (Nik Stauskas, 71 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the South Dakota State three-point leader (Nate Wolters, 64 three-pointers).
|B+||Tim Hardaway Jr||0||15||5||2||1||1||2|
|B+||G. Robinson III||0||11||5||1||1||0||1|