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Bubble Banter: Michigan with a big home game, MTSU to keep hope alive?

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Derrick Walton Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after hitting a three pointer against the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the second half of the 2K Classic Championship at Madison Square Garden on November 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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You can find the latest NBC Sports Bracketology here. That is where the seeds you see listed below come from.

This post will be updated throughout the night.

Michigan (RPI: 55, KenPom: 29, No. 10 seed): The Wolverines landed a really nice win on Thursday, knocking off Wisconsin, the best team in the conference, at home on a night where they caught a break, getting the Badgers without Bronson Koenig. It’s the third top 50 win and tenth top 100 win for the Wolverines, and that alone has them in a good spot with a 17-9 record. But here’s the thing: Four of Michigan’s last five games are on the road and the one home game is against Purdue. The Wolverines probably need to go at least 2-3 in that stretch, but since one of the games is at Rutgers, 3-2 may be a better answer.

Middle Tennessee State (RPI: 38, KenPom: 51, No. 11 seed): Middle’s chances of sneaking in as an at-large if they lose in the Conference USA tournament remain as they were able to pick up a win over Western Kentucky on Thursday.