Michigan headed to Final Four
Written by Matt Pargoff   

One game removed from their strongest offensive performance of the season, the Wolverines faced a tough challenge on Saturday evening against a fast and aggressive Florida State defense. While Michigan was held to just 4-of-22 shooting from three point range, the U-M defense was up to the challenge on the other side of the court, shutting the Seminoles down, leading to a 58-54 victory.

Despite an 11-0 run early in the second half, the Wolverines still struggled down the stretch, with Florida State clawing its way back into the game and trailing by just three points with four minutes remaining. Michigan rattled off a quick 7-0 run though, extending the advantage to 10 off baskets from Charles Matthews, Zavier Simpson and a three pointer from Duncan Robinson.

The Wolverines have struggled with free throws all season long, and that flaw popped up again, allowing Florida State to get back within two points. Two free throws from Robinson though with 21 seconds remaining, and a defensive rebound from the senior 10 seconds later locked up the win.

Matthews led the way for the Wolverines, scoring 17 points and pulling down eight rebounds, while Moritz Wagner scored 12. Simpson added nine points, also assisting on five baskets and making three steals.

Advancing to the Final Four for the second time in six years, Michigan will face Loyola-Chicago on Saturday, March 31 on TBS.


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