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.
Moe Wagner, Charles Matthews and Michigan erased a 10-point second-half deficit and the Wolverines ended Loyola-Chicago's storybook NCAA Tournament run with a 69-57 victory Saturday night in the Final Four.
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.
Shep Garner hit the 3-pointer that brought cousin Flavor Flav to his feet and helped send Penn State on its way to an NIT championship in an 82-66 victory over Utah on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Michigan Wolverines have advanced to the Final Four for the second time in the past six seasons and BTN is taking its studio crew on the road for comprehensive coverage. The network’s trip to San Antonio includes pre and postgame press conferences as well as multiple studio shows featuring Dave Revsine, Andy Katz, Mike DeCourcy, Stephen Bardo and Jon Crispin. The studio set will be located at 889 E. Market Street on the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio. BTN tips off its coverage at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday with the press conferences of Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser and Michigan’s
Michigan will try to become the first Big Ten team to make the national title game since Wisconsin in 2015. This preview details reasons why the Wolverines could win and also how they could lose against Loyola. I’ll send an update if they advance. Let me know if you have any questions.
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.
Tony Carr scored 21 points, Shep Garner added 18 while breaking a school record for career 3-pointers and Penn State routed Mississippi State 75-60 in the National Invitational Tournament semifinals Tuesday night.