Michigan Wolverines news: Early Bracketology for 2024, a rivalry win over Sparty, and more

In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, Michigan basketball is projected in the NCAA tournament in 2024, a win over Sparty in softball, and much more. 

It’s never too early for prognosticators to start looking ahead and ESPN’s Joe Lunardi is doing that with the 2024 NCAA tournament and his bracketology projections.

Michigan basketball missed the NCAA tournament last season, but as of now, Joey Brackets has the Wolverines among the last four teams in.

It’s still very early in the process and these projections don’t mean much. But it’s interesting to gauge what people think about the Michigan basketball team after losing Hunter Dickinson, Jett Howard, and Kobe Bufkin.

Yet, you have to like the additions of Caleb Love, Nimari Burnett, and Tray Jackson. However, I am a little concerned that Michigan basketball hasn’t officially announced any. For instance, last week, Nebraska landed two transfers and announced their signing basically the same day.

Michigan basketball still hasn’t announced it has signed its transfers. I hope admissions doesn’t screw things up because if, for instance, Caleb Love, wasn’t joining the Wolverines, the team would have a completely different feel and upside.

On another Michigan basketball note, one thing we do know about the roster is that Papa Kante won’t be on it. The four-star signee from 2023 asked out of his letter of intent on Tuesday, meaning George Washington III will be the only signee joining the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines sweep Sparty in softball

It was a season sweep for the Michigan softball team over Michigan State following a 5-0 victory on Tuesday. Lauren Derkowski got the win for the Michigan Wolverines, shutting out the Spartans in five innings of work. She did allow five hits but struck out four. She’s now 16-7 on the season.

Ellie Sieler had three hits, two RBI, and scored a run in the win. Ella McVey added two hits and two RBI, while Indiana Langford managed two hits and also scored twice in the win for the Michigan Wolverines, who are now 23-16 overall, as well as 9-5 in the Big Ten.

More Michigan Wolverines news

  • The Michigan women’s basketball team added a transfer guard from Missouri in Lauren Hansen. She averaged 12.9 points per game last season and is a stellar 3-point shooter. She’s a career 36.1 percent shooter from beyond the arc and averaged two 3-point makes in each of the past two seasons in the SEC. She will be a great replacement for Maddie Nolan. The Michigan Wolverines also lost Emily Kiser and WNBA draft pick Leigha Brown.
  • In the NBA playoffs, former Michigan basketball standout Caris LeVert had a stellar night off the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a blowout win over the New York Knicks in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series. LeVert played a team-high 40 minutes for Cleveland and scored 24 pints on 4-of-9 shooting from deep. He also had four boards and three assists. Another former Michigan Wolverines player will be on the floor tonight as Duncan Robinson and the Heat will aim for a 2-0 series lead over the Bucks (9 PM EST, NBA TV).
  • As for a little football news, in case you missed it, the ESPN FPI is giving the Buckeyes a better shot at winning the Big Ten than the Michigan Wolverines. We also posted our-post spring breakdown of the running back position.