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March madness simulation — Elite Eight results: Did Michigan advance to the Final Four?

The Wolverines entered the weekend a win away from the Final Four.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Due to a scheduling conflict (I didn’t feel like posting two stories for four game simulations) our Elite Eight results from the NCAA Tournament simulations we have been running here. The Michigan Wolverines find themselves one win away from the Final Four after what has been a chaotic run of games.

The simulations are being run via ncaagamesim.com by selecting the matchups and compiling them based on what happens with ONE CLICK of the mouse. This is the best way for us to simulate the chaos that could ensue during a single basketball game.

Previous results:

Midwest: (3) Maryland 68, (1) Kansas 66

We keep waiting for Maryland to choke, but now they’ve pulled off an upset the likes of which nobody quite saw possible. Some late heroics from Anthony Cowan gave them the victory over the top-seeded team in this entire thing.

East: (1) Dayton, 72, (2) Villanova 66

National Player of the Year Obi Toppin continues the Flyers’ historic run through the NCAA Tournament, setting up a showdown with Maryland in the Final Four with a trip to the national title game on the line.

West: (4) Oregon 71, (7) Arizona 68

Payton Pritchard and Oregon move on once again with a close win over conference foe Arizona. A lot of things had to clear out for them to get here, but they are getting tremendous guard play the likes of which you need to make a run in this tournament.

South: (1) Baylor 77, (6) Michigan 72

Michigan benefitted from a big of an open road and a good draw en route to the Elite Eight, but It finally catches up to them here as they bow out in the Elite Eight. This feels like what the absolute ceiling may have been for this group this season, but the storybook ending doesn’t quite come to pass. They’ll have more shots at this in the years to come.

Our Final Four is set with Maryland, Dayton, Oregon and Baylor set to decide things next weekend. Who do you like?