The Michigan Wolverines had a good idea they were going to make the NCAA tournament, but had to wait as an at-large team on Monday to hear their name announced.
The team did when the selection show got to the Lexington Region, and as the No. 7 seed, the Wolverines will play No. 10 seeded Northern Colorado in the first round.
The game against Northern Colorado will take place at 5 p.m. on March 16 in Waco, Texas.
Michigan went 22-9 overall this season and 10-6 in conference play. The Wolverines were 1-1 in neutral site games and lost to Nebraska in their second game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan went 3-5 in its last eight games leading into the NCAA Tournament. Prior to that, the Wolverines won six straight.
The team is led by Katelynn Flaherty in scoring at 23.2 points per game. Flaherty is also second on the team in steals and is the leader in assists.
Hallie Thome is the only other Wolverines player to average at least 10 points per game this season, as she averages 17.0.
Northern Colorado is 26-6 going into the NCAA Tournament and got into the postseason by winning the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Bears finished the regular season as the top team in their conference standings and have won 13 straight games going into the postseason.