So that was gross. Michigan survives an ugly, ugly, ugly game against Iowa and advances to the quarter finals to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers from Scott Frost U.
Teams: No. 15 Michigan Wolverines (25-7) vs. Nebraksa (22-9)
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Location: Madison Square Garden (ever heard of it?). New York City, New York
Tip-off: 2:25 p.m. EST
Is the rust off?
Let’s be honest - Michigan did not look great against Iowa. There is certainly a gripe to be had with officiating, and yes, if Mo Wagner doesn’t foul out (related to point A), the Wolverines likely do not need overtime. HOWEVAH, Iowa stinks. They gave up way too many shots to America’s Sharp Shooter, Cullen Bohannon, that gave him clear sight to the rim.
Remember, Nebraksa owns the 4-seed because they clobbered Beilein and co. on January 19th, 72-52. Hopefully the tournament jitters and rust is knocked off of this team without a lot of big moment experience.