If Michigan could have defeated Michigan State when the two teams met in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Wolverines almost certainly would have had a No. 1 seed.
They didn't and were relegated to the second line and have drawn Wofford in the opening round. While the Wolverines have more than enough talent and athleticism to cruise by the Terriers, they are facing a team that has offensive discipline and hit 37.1 percent of its shots from beyond the arc in the regular season.
John Beilein will have his team prepared for Wofford and every other opponent it faces in the tournament, and he knows that it's not just the play of stars Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III that will determine Michigan's postseason fate.
The Wolverines and the Terriers have several X-factor players that will play a key role in the outcome of this game.