It was fun while it lasted. But, No. 3 Michigan’s dream of winning the Big Ten’s first national title since 1999-2000 ended with a thud in a 79-62 loss to No. 1 Villanova on Monday night.
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.
Tom Dienhart talked to an NBA scout who is in San Antonio for the Final Four and asked him to break down the Michigan-Villanova championship game ahead of tipoff.
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.
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.
New Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith has spent time in the Big Ten before, and now he's determined to turn around the Illinois offense.
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.
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.
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.
Pack your bags, Michigan! The Wolverines are headed to the Final Four! A 58-54 win vs. Florida State in the Elite Eight propels Michigan to its eighth Final Four and first since 2013, when the Wolverines lost the national title game to Louisville.