Michigan faces Louisville at 12:10 p.m. ET Sunday in a second-round 2017 NCAA Tournament game in Indianapolis. The game will be shown live on CBS.
The winner of the Midwest Region matchup will advance to the Sweet 16 later this week in Kansas City, Mo.
Follow along for live updates, scores, stats and analysis from the 2017 NCAA Tournament game between the No. 7-seeded Wolverines and No. 2 Cardinals.
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0.0: Final blocked shot attempt, Michigan wins 73-69 to advance to Kansas City and the Sweet 16. That’s 12 wins in last 14 games for Michigan.
9.6: Donovan Mitchell bucket for Louisville, then fouls Wilson… who calmly hits 2-2 FTs. Michigan 73-69
17.3: Wilson 2-2 FTs, Michigan 71-67. Beilein calls time out.
29.4: Walton drive for the bucket, Michigan 69-65. Big hoop after Louisville cut lead to 2 with steal on previous inbounds play.
1:00: Michigan inbounds violation leads to Louisville bucket by Adel. 67-63. FYI, Michigan 7-10 FTs today.
1:10: Wagner drive and bucket, then draws foul on defense. 67-61.
1:46: Mathiang picks up fourth foul, holding Wagner on play. Wagner 1-2 FTs. Michigan 65-61. Wolverines get stop on defensive end.
2:02: Timeout Michigan to draw up out of bounds play under basket with :03 left on shot clock.
2:29: Mathiang inside for Louisville. 64-61 Michigan
3:36: Michigan 63-59 with Wagner going to line for 2 FTs after final media timeout. Michigan 15-23 FGs 2H, 3-6 3s. Walton only 8 points (2-12 FGs) but hit big 3 in recent run. Has 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 0 turnovers against Louisville pressure.
4:57: Wagner and Walton with 3s, Wagner inside. Michigan up 63-59
6:59: Michigan is 12-of-19 in 2H FGs. Only 1-3 on 3s but nothing forced. Finding a different way to stay in game, give itself a chance to win.
6:59: Teams are going back and forth. Tied at 55-55. Abdur-Rahkman and Wilson have given Michigan leads but Louisville has answered each time.
9:16: Abdur-Rahkman 2-2 FTs tie it up, 51-51.
9:34: Louisville 51-49. Wilson has taken, and made, Michigan’s first 3 of the second half.
11:23: Media timeout, Irvin is heating up, makes back-to-back jumpers to get Wolverines within 49-46. Michigan has yet to attempt a 3 this half but has cut into 8-point HT deficit.
13:23: Rahkman layup, followed up by Wagner steal, assist to Irvin. 47-42.
14:40: Loose balls and offensive rebounds going to Louisville. Wilson gets blocked shot, Louisville tracks down. Missed 3 ends up in hands of Mathiang for easy bucket. Louisville 47-38
16:23: Wagner has 6 points this half, Michigan has scored on 4 of 5 possessions, but Louisville keeps scoring as well. 45-36.
17:53: Louisville 41, Michigan 34. Wagner has a couple inside buckets, including a nice spin move against Deng Adel that got Rick Pitino’s ire and forced him to call a time out.
Summary: Louisville’s defense is much more aggressive than Oklahoma State’s and it’s shown in the first half. Michigan is just 11-0f-30 from the field, 3-of-11 from 3-point range in the first half. Walton had a tough first half, going 1-of-8 from the field, 1-of-5 from 3, for 5 points. Remember, however, that he was 1-6/1-3/7 points against Oklahoma State at halftime, then finished with 26 points. Michigan needs to knock down some of those perimeter shots, but more importantly they’ve got a find a way to keep Louisville off the offensive glass. The Cardinals are only shooting 13-of-31 (4-10 3s) but they have 24-16 edge rebounding, with 10 of those rebounds coming on the offensive end, leading to 11 second-chance points. Michigan fought back to tie the game, 28-28, with 1:11 left but Louisville finished the half on an 8-0 run.
:0.0: Walton’s shot is short at the buzzer. Michigan claws back to 28-28 but Louisville scores the final eight points of the half. Tough final minute for the Wolverines. 36-28 at the half.
:9.1: Wagner gets called for a foul. Another bad call. Two fouls on him. Louisville leads 34-28.
:36: Mitchell and Adel hit back-to-back 3s. Wilson thought he got fouled. Tough sequence.
1:39: Wagner goes to the basket strong and we’re tied at 28.
2:06: Walton tagged with a questionable foul, his second, so he’s going to the bench. Louisville gets one of two free throws, leads 28-26.
2:29: Walton hits his first field goal, a 3-pointer to pull Michigan within one. Maybe he’s got another huge second half in him.
2:45: More solid defense for the Wolverines forces a sixth turnover. It’s 27-23 Louisville.
3:26: Michigan had a chance to tie, but the Wolverines are now 2 of 9 from deep. Still 25-22 at the under-4 timeout, with Louisville free throws coming after the break.
4:14: Irvin follows up a Walton miss on the break to cut the deficit to 25-22.
4:56: Walton hits a pair of free throws for his first points of the game.
5:24: Wow. Wagner loses control of the ball at one end, and Adel throws down one of the best dunks of the tournament at the other end. A thunderous dunk over D.J. Wilson on the break. Cardinals up 23-18.
6:07: Michigan has started 2 of 7 from the 3-point line and 8 of 21 overall, but the defense is keeping the Wolverines in it.
6:54: Wagner gets a bucket at one end on a good no-call because the defender flopped, and then gets a deflection at the other end.
7:37: Michigan went 4:59 without a point before Wagner gets layup at 7:57. Michigan down 21-16 despite having missed six straight shots before Wagner’s layup. Duncan Robinson comes up with steal but Louisville trap in corner forces Michigan timeou.
9:23: Michigan down 21-14. Wolverines shooting just 6-16 FGs, 2-6 3s.
10:10: Slow start for Walton. 0-2 FG, 1 assist.
11:49: Media timeout, Louisville 17-14. Cardinals have 9-5 rebounding edge, with 5 of those rebounds coming on the offensive end.
12:56: Mark Donnal makes it two 3s for Michigan, but Louisville’s pressure defense making it tough for Michigan to get clean looks as it did vs. Oklahoma State.
14:00: Zak Irvin hits first 3 of game for Michigan.
15:27: First media timeout, Louisville up 9-6. Michigan has attempted just one 3-pointer so far. Louisville talked a lot yesterday about wanting to limit Michigan’s 3-point attempts, not just its made 3s.
16:16: DJ Wilson has all three buckets for Michigan. Louisville 7-6.
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Michigan basketball vs. Louisville game time, details
Time: 12:10 p.m. ET
Date: Sunday, March 19
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)
TV channel: CBS
Watch online: NCAA.com will stream the game.
Michigan-Louisville 2017 NCAA Tournament preview
This is the first meeting between Michigan and Louisville since 2013 — to be more specific, the 2013 national championship game in Atlanta, an 82-76 decision in favor of the Cardinals.
Michigan (25-11) won a first-round shootout Friday against No. 10 Oklahoma State, 92-91, as Derrick Walton scored 19 of his game-high 26 points in the second half.
Mangok Mathiang, a fifth-year senior center, scored 18 points for Louisville (25-8) in a 78-63 win Friday against 15-seed Jacksonville State.
The winner of the game Sunday will play either No. 11 Rhode Island or No. 3 Oregon in a Sweet 16 game Thursday.
Michigan-Louisville 2017 NCAA Tournament: Keys to the game
Don’t play into mind games
Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been effusive in his praise of Michigan. After the Cardinals’ win against Jacksonville State, the veteran coach compared the Wolverines to the Golden State Warriors, given Michigan’s shooting prowess. Then on Saturday, Pitino said he didn’t want to press the Wolverines because of their passing skills. Louisville, however, is one of the more wily programs — and Pitino is always eager to angle for an advantage. The compliments are nice, but Michigan can’t fall into a psychological trap against the Cardinals.
Continue to shoot
Shooting has carried the Wolverines in the postseason. Michigan has won six games in a row, and eight of its last 10, on the strength of its perimeter shooting. Michigan shot an absurd 55.2 percent (16 for 29) on 3-pointers — including an 11-for-15 effort in the second half — in the win against Oklahoma State, setting a program tournament record.
Find an inside presence
Michigan dominated on the perimeter, but Oklahoma State dominated inside on Friday. The Cowboys scored 50 points in the paint and finished with 40 rebounds to the Wolverines’ 21. Louisville had 36 rebounds against Jacksonville State, including 10 from guard Donovan Mitchell. Jaylen Johnson and Mathiang each average at least 5.8 rebounds a game.
Mitchell, however, has been in a scoring slump, though Mathiang and Deng Adel combined for 34 points against Jacksonville to provide an inside boost. Louisville has blocked 180 shots, ranking 10th in the nation at 5.5 blocks per game.