By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Michigan Wolverines have joined the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The No. 3 seed Wolverines defeated the No. 9 seed Florida State Seminoles, 58-54, on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Wolverines improved to 32-7 on the season. The 32 wins are a new program record. This is Michigan’s first Final Four appearance since the 2013 season when they lost 82-76 in the National Championship to the Louisville Cardinals.
This is the Wolverines second Final Four appearance under John Beilein. Michigan is 47-22 overall in the NCAA Tournament, including 1-3 in Championship games.
The Seminoles ended their season with a 23-12 record.
Charles Matthews led the Wolverines with 17 points. He also had eight rebounds, two blocks, and one steal.
Matthews was one of two Michigan players, who scored in double-figures. Moritz Wagner also had 12 points.
The Wolverines had 9 bench points. Duncan Robinson led the bench with seven points.
Phil Cofer led the Seminoles with 16 points. He also had a double-double with 12 rebounds and one block.
Cofer was one of two Florida state players, who scored in double-figures. PJ Savoy added 12 points.
The Seminoles had 24 bench points. Savoy led the bench with 12 points.
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