Things have lined up for Michigan to make a run to the national championship. The Wolverines currently have the third best odds to win the whole thing at 7/2, per Vegas Insider.
However, first they need to get by No. 9 seed Florida State. That is proving to be a real struggle.
The Wolverines lead 27-26 in a defensive struggle of a first half. Michigan is shooting just 35-percent from the field and 22-percent from three.
Florida State's numbers are stronger, at 45-percent from the field and 37.5-percent from three. Michigan is making up the difference a bit from the free throw line, where they are 9-for-13. FSU has only taken five free throws, though it has made all of them.
The winner of this Michigan-Florida State game will face Loyola Chicago in the Final Four.
The Ramblers dominated Kansas State 78-62 in the early game. The South Region champions are heading to their first Final Four since 1963.
Many assumed that UM had a relatively easy road to the National Championship game. The Wolverines needed a buzzer beater to get by Houston, but the Sweet 16 restored a lot of faith in Michigan.
Michigan was absolutely on fire in the game against Texas A&M. Eight different players hit three pointers en route to a 99-72 win.
However, Florida State's size and depth is giving Michigan trouble now. The 'Noles have a 15-11 rebound edge, and have five blocks in the game.
The right side of the bracket is more... conventional. No. 1 seed Villanova faces No. 3 Texas Tech in the East Region final, while No. 1 Kansas takes on No. 2 Duke in the Midwest tomorrow.