Michigan Wins NCAA Tournament Opener
June 1, 2007
Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Ohio State 4
The No. 3 seeded Buckeyes, making their 18th NCAA tournament appearance overall and the 12th since 1991, will face the loser of No. 1 seed Texas A&M and No. 4 seed Le Moyne Saturday at 2 p.m. ET. A&M and Le Moyne play at 8 p.m. Friday. Ohio State fell to 37-23 overall, while Louisiana-Lafayette, the No. 2 seed, improved to 44-15 on the year.
The win for the Wolverines (40-16) was U-M's first NCAA first round victory since beating Pepperdine 4-3 in regional action at Fresno State in 1989. Friday's win advanced Michigan to the second round Saturday night (June 2, 7 p.m. CDT) to play the winner of the game between top-ranked host Vanderbilt and Austin Peay. The game will be carried on Comcast Local in Ann Arbor.