Michigan readies for UNLV to open March Madness

Michigan readies for UNLV to open March Madness

As Michigan prepares to host UNLV and open up the 2021 March Madness tournament, the Wolverines are braced and ready to take on the challenge.

Head Coach Juwan Howard and his squad have put in countless hours of hard work and dedication to be ready for the Rebels, a team that is known for their tenacious style of play.

Michigan is no stranger to the rigors of the NCAA Tournament, having made the Final Four in 2018 and 2019. But the Wolverines have their work cut out for them against a UNLV side that has proven to be a formidable opponent in the past.

The Rebels are led by head coach T.J. Otzelberger, who is in his first year at the helm of the program. Otzelberger, who comes from a successful stint at South Dakota State, has instilled a gritty, physical brand of basketball in his team.

The Wolverines will be up for the challenge, and are likely to rely heavily on experienced stars such as Franz Wagner, Isaiah Livers and Mike Smith. All three have shown they can step up when the stakes are high, and will need to do just that against the Rebels.

Additionally, the Wolverines will need to be able to keep up with UNLV’s fast-paced, high-octane offense. The Rebels have made a habit of exploding out of the gate, and will look to do the same against Michigan.

The Wolverines have done their due diligence in preparing for the Rebels, and will look to use their experience and technical savvy to gain the upper hand. It may be a daunting task, but Michigan is poised and ready to commence the 2021 March Madness tournament with a victory.