ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – After not making the NCAA Tournament, Michigan received a bid into the NIT Tournament and will host a game on Tuesday night. They will make their first appearance in the NIT in 16 years as the no. 3 seed host Mid-American Conference regular season champions Toledo at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN 2.
This will be the 11th appearance for UM in the NIT and their first since 2007. They are 25-7 winning the NIT Title in 1984, 1997, and 2004 while being runner-up in 2006. Hosting in the NIT, the Wolverines are 16-0 but 1-5 on the road.
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The last time these two teams met in the NIT came in 1981 when UM won, 80-68, in the second round when Mike McGee scored 25 points. The Wolverines hold a 14-8 all-time record vs. Toledo.
UM will be led by All-Big Ten honorees Hunter Dickinson, Kobe Bufkin, and Jett Howard into the NIT.
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