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Dienhart: Way-too-early look at 2018-19 Big Ten standings

The 2017-18 season came to a close Monday night, with Villanova beating Big Ten tourney champ Michigan in the national final. As we all do after the season ends, it's time to turn the page to next season.

Title game upsets? Let us count the ways before tonight's game

Does Michigan have a chance? The path to the title game has been paved in velvet for the Wolverines, who have had to beat Nos. 14, 8, 7, 9 and 11 seeds. Now, a monster No. 1 seed looms in Villanova, as Michigan tries to win the Big Ten's first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 1999-2000.

Dienhart: Best of Michigan's national semifinal win vs. Loyola

Ding-dong, Cinderella is dead. The magical ride of No. 11 Loyola is over, while the fun journey for No. 3 Michigan continues after the Wolverines’ 69-57 victory on Saturday in the Final Four in San Antonio. Get Tom Dienhart's best from the national semifinal win inside.

A look at Michigan’s other seven Final Four teams

Michigan sits on the precipice of winning the national title. How special would that be? The Wolverines have won it all just one time, back in 1988-89. But the program has been in the Final Four seven times prior to this season. Here’s a look at Michigan’s other Final Four teams.

Left out of NCAA tourney, Penn State sits one win away from NIT title

It was disappointing for Penn State not to earn an NCAA bid for the first time since 2011, but Pat Chambers’ squad is doing all it can to punctuate the season on a strong note by winning the NIT. Penn State will take on Utah for the NIT title on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Dienhart: There are similarities between 1989 and 2018 Michigan

Come along back to 1989. It was 29 years ago. George Bush was president, cell phones were the stuff of Star Trek and the Internet was a dream. They were simpler times. Fast-forward to today, and Michigan could be cutting down the nets for the second time in program history.