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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 6:35 p.m.

Images from the Michigan basketball team's South Dakota State preparations at the Palace of Auburn Hills

By Melanie Maxwell

AUBURN HILLS -- The Michigan men's basketball team will take on South Dakota State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Wolverines had a practice at the home of the Pistons on Wednesday in preparation for the opening round matchup.

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