Cinderella Loyola, Michigan advance to Final Four

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They held Florida State to just 32.0% from the field and 23.5% from three.

The question from Jacobson was fair, and Hamilton was probably just frustrated about having his strategy called into question following such a big game.

Florida State basketball coach Leonard Hamilton has been criticized for both the way he handled the end of Saturday night's loss to MI and his unwillingness to explain the poor strategy, but CBS' Dana Jacobson defended him after the duo's awkward interview.

The Michigan advantage was restored to a safe 10 on a Robinson 3-pointer with 2 minutes 14 seconds remaining.

MI once again advanced thanks to their strong defense. He says that what happened to the Florida State Coach happens all the time in sports.

MI forward Moritz Wagner cuts down the net after MI beat Florida State in an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Instead, Florida State chose to let the clock run out and lost 58-54.

The result was the kind of offensive performance that was typical for most teams in this tournament - just not those coached by Beilein, who has burnished his reputation over the past four decades as one of its most innovative offensive minds.

Instead, defense and turnovers dominated the regional final in the first half, which ended with MI up 27-26 despite managing only one field goal and missing four free throws in the final 8 ½ minutes. Furthermore, Michigan is shooting 66 percent from the charity stripe this season, good for 321st in NCAA Division I.

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The Wolverines were a popular pick to make the Final Four out of the West Region and will be a popular pick to make the national title game, with their semifinals opponent being Loyola-Chicago.

Loyola-Chicago started hot, making its first three 3-pointers, to take a 36-24 halftime lead over Kansas State in the NCAA South Regional final on Saturday night.

■ MI is fortunate to be in San Antonio after defeating Houston in the second round on a buzzer beater.

The 1963 team won Loyola's only national championship. But at this point, we should all know better than to count out Sister Jean and the Ramblers.

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The Seminoles were down four points at the time. First up, a no. 9 seed or an 11.

"There is going to be nights like tonight where shots aren't falling, but you get it done on the defensive end", senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said. Quite a feat considering three of those teams faced at least some bubble uncertainty in the final month of the regular season.

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