Wolverines clamps down on Seminoles to punch ticket to Final Four

Posted March 26, 2018

The Wolverines, as expected, struggled against the depth and athleticism of the Seminoles, but managed to pull through, as FSU didn't foul MI players in the closing seconds for some reason, and also turned the ball over 16 times, which statistically made the biggest difference.

Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton has been criticized for both the way he handled the end of Saturday night's loss to MI and his unwillingness to explain the poor strategy, but CBS' Dana Jacobson defended him after the duo's awkward interview.

Michigan, the Big Ten tourney champ, has won 13 consecutive games, including a ideal 8-0 postseason clip; it hasn't lost since February 6, two days after the Super Bowl.

When Michigan (32-7) arrives in Texas, it'll face the Cinderella story of this tournament, Loyola Chicago, which completed its magical run through March with a victory over Kansas State in Atlanta earlier Saturday.

So - while we still can - let's just embrace Sister Jean and the improbable Loyola Chicago team - which became just the fourth 11 seed to reach the Final Four (LSU in 1986, George Mason in 2006, VCU in 2011).

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The Wolverines trounced Texas A&M by 27 points in the regional semifinals, hitting 10 of their 14 3-pointers in the first half. As for Florida State, they were posted at 280/1 and they obviously had a nice run but couldn't take it any further.

Still, Hamilton probably isn't the first coach to get testy immediately after losing a regional final in the NCAA Tournament.

After leading 36-24 at halftime, the 11th-seeded Ramblers stretched the lead to 21 points on a layup by Aundre Jackson with 13:23 remaining.

Xavier Sneed has eight points for Kansas State, which is looking for its first Final Four berth since 1964. In 1963, Loyola won the national championship, a landmark occasion because the team started four black players.

The lighter weight long sleeve T, which is made of 65 percent cotton and 35 percent polyester, features a hood without drawstrings and screen print graphics, including the Ramblers mascot.

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Loyola-Chicago could join the great underdog programs to make the Final Four in the past 10 years.

Loyola is the Missouri Valley Conference champion.

- Florida State fouls with 11 seconds left.

Florida State: The loss ended a remarkable March for Hamilton's Seminoles, who hit their stride at the ideal time.

Seems appropriate for this NCAA Tournament, where upsets have dominated especially in the South and West.

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"There is going to be nights like tonight where shots aren't falling, but you get it done on the defensive end", senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said. Furthermore, Michigan has shot below 32% from three-point range in three of their four tournament wins, and they have scored 63 or fewer points in those four games. Quite a feat considering three of those teams faced at least some bubble uncertainty in the final month of the regular season.