A former basketball player on Michigan State University’s 1979 championship team got a big surprise from his past.
Michigan lost to Oregon in the Sweet 16 round of NCAA Tournament on Thursday as a last-second shot fell short.
Michigan plays Oregon at 7:10 p.m. Thursday in the Sweet 16.
Unless Michigan’s Sweet 16 matchup is a blowout, it’s unlikely Andrew Dakich will play — but that doesn’t mean he won’t have an impact.
Michigan has won seven in a row and 12 of its last 14 after knocking out second-seeded Louisville in the second round.
Last year, Mo Wagner and D.J. Wilson couldn’t find their way off the bench in the NCAA Tournament. No so this year.
Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man’s fiery demeanor makes a little more sense.
Josh Jackson scored 14 points in the second half to help Kansas pull away late and beat Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.
Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send Michigan past second-seeded Louisville.
The Spartans’ remarkable record as an underdog in the NCAA Tournament is one of those coach Tom Izzo isn’t so sure is a good thing.
Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time trying to solve Louisville’s defense. U of M’s coach knows better.
The ninth-seeded Spartans trailed by as many 12 points in the first half before blitzing past the stunned Hurricanes.
“We haven’t played a team that got up into us in a minute. It’s hard to simulate that in practice,” Derrick Walton Jr. said.
Michigan’s bus trip to Indianapolis was much more peaceful than last week’s harrowing plane mishap.
Cornerstone University fell short of winning its fourth men’s basketball national title on Tuesday night.