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John Beilein dances on Michigan's team bus following Final Four berth

John Beilein dances on Michigan's team bus following Final Four berth”

Moritz Wagner, usually Michigan's most prolific scorer, found Florida State's towering, rangy defenders troubling.

The interview followed on the heels of a series of freakish coaching decisions by Hamilton over the final 90 seconds - including fouling twice while trailing by three, and then opting to let the final 13 seconds run off the clock with his team only trailing by four.

MI is headed to the Final Four for the second time in six seasons.

Ask five players on the MI team what has changed since that trip to Chicago and you'll get different answers: toughness, focus, defense, being able to switch correctly on ball screens. He says that what happened to the Florida State Coach happens all the time in sports.

Florida State was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a 58-54 loss to MI in the Elite Eight.

"I know that she didn't have Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight", Wagner said. Charles Matthews scored 17 points and MI earned its first Final Four berth since 2013 with a 58-54 victory over Florida State.

By Sunday night, there will be four teams left in college basketball.

The Ramblers (32-5) punched their ticket to San Antonio as South Regional champions with a 78-62 stomping of ninth-seeded Kansas State early Saturday evening. But the Wolverines took their games to another level, led by their top-10 defensive unit. The Wolverines will now move on to face the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, who have been the Cinderella of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Loyola vs. MI is one of those games everybody is looking forward to, and for all the right reasons. The three wins have netted an additional $525,000 as the Seminoles defeated Missouri in the first round ($50,000), Xavier in the second ($225,000) and Gonzaga in the regional semifinal ($250,000).

The Wolverines are set to play Loyola on Saturday night.

See how former MI players reacted to their team advancing to the Final Four below.

"When you're a 10-year-old boy, you dream about this moment - going to the Final Four", sophomore center Jon Teske said. The junior guard is having an outstanding tournament, averaging 16.5 points in his last four games, increasing his season average to 13 points on a 49.6% field goal efficiency.

One of those four teams will eventually play for the national championship in San Antonio.



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