Michigan vs Colorado State 3/17/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/16/2022 at 6:29 PM ET

Michigan vs Colorado State 3/17/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

The first round of the NCAA Tournament will tip-off with a matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Colorado State Rams. The 11th-seeded Wolverines (17-14) raised some eyebrows with their at-large selection and are scoring 73.0 points per contest. On Thursday, Michigan blew a 17-point lead during a 74-69 loss against Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament.

Michigan G Devante Jones converted 8-for-9 from the free-throw line and finished with a team-high 18 points. Hunter Dickinson added 15 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines.

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The Colorado State Rams finished ten games above .500 in Mountain West Conference play and are allowing 65.7 points per game. In Friday’s conference semifinals, Colorado State trailed by nine points at halftime and came up just short during a 63-58 loss against San Diego State. The Rams (25-5) were outrebounded by a 32-24 margin and missed 15 of 21 from long range.

Colorado State G David Roddy led all scorers with 22 points (7-14 FG) and nine rebounds. Isaiah Stevens added 21 points on 9-for-13 from the field for the Rams. 

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard returned from a five-game suspension to coach in the Big Ten Conference Tournament and will be on the sidelines for this one. These two teams finished in the top 50 nationally in offensive efficiency. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win 75-73.

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