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Will Michigan and Ohio State Play Together In The Basketball Tournament?

Will the Buckeyes and Wolverines make the field?

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Ohio State vs Gonzaga Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There’s little debating that Michigan and Ohio State have one of the best rivalries in the Big Ten and one of the better ones in the nation. Most know this as a football rivalry, but plenty of fire shows up in other sports as well.

But could the Wolverines and Buckeyes now end up playing together?

If a few alums have their say, that’s exactly what will happen.

Andrew Dakich is currently leading the push to have a group of former Michigan and Ohio State players compete in this year’s The Basketball Tournament. The team that wins the event will get to grab a $2 million prize and play on ESPN in August.

You can see all the details here.

The former Michigan and Ohio State players hoping to participate are playing on a team called Big X. Here’s the full list:

Former Big Ten Players On Big X:

  • Andrew Dakich (Michigan/Ohio State)
  • Mark Donnal (Michigan)
  • Stu Douglass (Michigan)
  • Nnanna Egwu (Illinois)
  • Jon Horford (Michigan)
  • Jae’Sean Tate (Ohio State)
  • Kam Williams (Ohio State)

However, in order to earn an automatic bid, the team still needs to be one of the top nine in fan vote before the June 1st deadline. Fans can vote here.