Michigan Upsets No. 2 Louisville For Sweet Sixteen Spot


However, Louisville earned its largest margin of the contest at 21-14 with four straight points on baskets from Mitchell and Mathiang. "He's relentless in his pursuit of improvement for his players and teams". At one point in the second half, the Wolverines trailed by nine. MI featured four double digit scorers with Derrick Walton JR. leading all scorers with 26 points and eleven assists with Zac Irwin and Muhammad-Ali scored 16 points each while Duncan Robinson came through with a 19 point performance.

Another potential concern - 3-point shooting. MI has been playing confident basketball and know they can compete with any team in the nation when shots are falling. When they get hot, they're always tough to beat. "When you're treated like that all season, you actually believe". Every single player is contributing meaningful minutes. Louisville also destroyed MI on the boards in the opening frame with a 24-16 rebounding advantage.

Johnson laughed about the story on Saturday, insisting that, more than three years later, it didn't matter. Instead of making the lead 12, it stayed at nine and MI got aggressive. "That's what I remember about that". "Probably the weakness of our team this year has been our defence". That's what makes them a challenge for NCAA opponents that don't get the luxury of multiple exposures to the Cardinals' style and gradually discern the weaknesses in that defense.

Instead, they pounded the ball inside to D.J. Wilson, who had 17 points, three blocks and two steals, and the gritty Wagner, who spent most of Friday's first-round win in foul trouble.

"We made some poor switches", Pitino said. The Wolverines also scored 40 points in the paint. The Wolverines were 14-9 overall and 4-6 in the Big Ten when they lost to Ohio State on February 4, but they're 12-2 since then, once again morphing into one of the nation's most potent offenses under offensive guru John Beilein.

This is one of two coaching hires to be announced today. That's hard to conquer.