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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

CBB bracket from coaching sources for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22, 23, 25): San Diego State-Southern Miss and Tulsa-Stephen F. Austin on one side of bracket; Utah-San Francisco and Hawaii-Illinois State on other side.

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Michigan wins late again, beating Tulsa 67-62

Zak Irvin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the closing minute as Michigan pulled out another one at the end on Wednesday night, beating Tulsa 67-62 in the First Four.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan struggled from 3-point range, but Zak Irvin still had the confidence to bury a huge one late in the win over Tulsa. "We always tell each other, no matter how many we miss, the next one is going to fall."

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HALF: Michigan 28, Tulsa 20

Derrick Walton Jr. leads the way with 10 points after a slow first half where Michigan shot 4-of-18 from beyond the arc but leads Tulsa 28-20 at the break. Halftime stats

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan hasn't done all that much to impress on the offensive end, but it has dialed up the defensive pressure and is chasing down loose balls to make up for it in the First Four against Tulsa. If the Wolverines start knocking down some shots, the Golden Hurricane are going to struggle to survive.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Keep an eye on Tulsa guard James Woodard in the nightcap against Michigan. The senior is averaging nearly 16 points per game and has only finished as a single-digit scorer in two games all season.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Holy Cross is the third of four winners in Dayton after grinding out a win over Southern. Next up: Michigan and Tulsa, and warmups are underway.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

University of Dayton Arena is quiet for now, but another big crowd is expected as the First Four wraps up tonight. Southern and Holy Cross will get the party started in a couple hours, followed by Michigan and Tulsa.

ESPN Stats & Info

First Four: Tulsa (11) vs. Michigan (11)

The Golden Hurricane, who field the most experienced team in D1, according to KenPom, faces the 3-point happy Wolverines, who average 25 shots from beyond the arc per game, Wednesday (9:10 p.m. ET) for the right to face No. 6 seed Notre Dame. Preview

ESPN Stats & Info

Will First Four produce another winner?

Since 2011, five teams have won additional NCAA tourney games after winning in the First Four. Wichita State and Wednesday's Michigan-Tulsa winner are this year's candidates to make a run.

Sizing up the Wolverines

What can Tulsa expect when it faces Michigan Wednesday night? The Wolverines are an above-average offensive team that shoots well from everywhere and avoids turnovers, but their lack of depth and struggles on defense have been their Achilles heel. Daily Word

Tulsa's biggest strength is a weakness

The Golden Hurricane get solid play from their guards, and they don't turn the ball over much. But Tulsa's real strength, writes Myron Medcalf, is giving hope to struggling opposing offenses everywhere. Daily Word

ICYMI: Irish can't be trusted in East Region

We've got you covered with everything needed to fill out your bracket all at one place. Let's start with the top upset chances in the East region:

  • No. 11 Michigan (if it wins in First Four) over No. 6 Notre Dame: 56.5 percent
  • No. 14 Stephen F. Austin over No. 3 West Virginia: 44.4 percent
  • No. 11 Tulsa (if it wins in First Four) over No. 6 Notre Dame: 29.7 percent
Bracket cheat sheet (Insider)

Tulsa doesn't play like a giant killer

The Golden Hurricane don't rebound well or shoot a lot of 3s, like the best Giant Killers do. But if No. 11 Tulsa gets past Michigan, our statistical model still gives the team a 29.7 percent chance of upsetting No. 6 Notre Dame. Giant Killers (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.0152nd
Rebounds Per Game35.0237th
Assists Per Game13.7147th
Points Allowed69.7121st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record12-16
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances16