2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Four Big Ten teams were selected to participate in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, as announced on Sunday on the NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Show on TBS. Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue will all be taking part in this year's tournament. All games will be televised on CBS Sports, TBS, TNT or TruTV.
Michigan, the Big Ten Tournament champion, is the No. 3 seed in the West Region and will head to the Wichita first and second round site. The Wolverines play on Thursday vs. No. 14 Montana, with the winner facing either No. 6 Houston or No. 11 San Diego State. Michigan is making its 24th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its third consecutive appearance, and officially owns an overall record of 47-22 (.681). Michigan won the 1989 national championship and most recently advanced to the Final Four in 2013.
Michigan State, the Big Ten champion, is a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region and travels to Detroit for first and second round games. The Spartans will face No. 14 Bucknell on Friday with the winner advancing to face either No. 6 TCU or No. 11 Arizona State/Syracuse. Michigan State is making its 32nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including its 21st appearance in a row, and owns a 64-30 (.681) overall record. The Spartans won the national championship in 1979 and 2000, and most recently advanced to the Final Four in 2015.
Ohio State is the No. 5 seed in the West Region and heads to Boise for its first and second round site. The Buckeyes will square off with No. 12 South Dakota State on Thursday with the winner taking on No. 4 Gonzaga or No. 13 UNC Greensboro. Ohio State is making its 28th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and owns a 49-26 (.653) overall record. The Buckeyes most recently advanced to the Final Four in 2012.
Purdue, is the No. 2 seed in the East Region and will face No. 15 Cal State-Fullerton on Friday at the Detroit first and second round site. The winner of that game will play the winner of No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Butler. Purdue is making its 29th overall and fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and has a record of 37-29 (.561). Purdue is making its 10th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 12 seasons.
Note: records do not include games or appearances that were later vacated.