Sunday, 30 April, 2017

March Madness: Can Michigan pull off the upset of Louisville? 3/19/17

Michigan basketball beats Oklahoma State to advance to Second Round of NCAA Tournament Derrick Walton Jr. wins point guard duel as Michigan's ride continues
Sammy Stanley | 20 March, 2017, 00:31

Though Michigan has the legs and the hot shooting to make this a rough contest for the Cardinal, you can expect the Louisville squad to slow the pace of the game dwn and look to bruise and bang with Michigan.

On 11-of-14 shooting, Michigan's Mortiz Wagner carried the Wolverines with 26 points.

Louisville is coming off a 78-63 win over Jacksonville State in the opening round to get to 25-8 on the season.

Mathiang, a senior who likely played his last game for Louisville and will enter the National Basketball Association draft, finished with 13 points off 6-7 shooting while Adel, a sophomore, had 16 points.

After winning the Big Ten Tournament as an eight seed and defeating Oklahoma State as a seven seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Mangok Mathiang had 13 and Deng Adel 16. MI has been playing confident basketball and know they can compete with any team in the nation when shots are falling. The Wolverines used a 45-point second half to shock the Cardinals in Indianapolis. Donovan Mitchell led the way with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Welcome back to our live coverage of Louisville basketball, and this time a trip to the Sweet 16 is on the line. There was no repeat performance two days later as MI hit only six of its 17 3-point attempts.

U-M advances to face the Oregon/Rhode Island victor on Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

Trailing 45-36 with 16:09 to play, Wagner made a layup that started a 17-6 run to give MI its first lead since the opening minutes of the game.

MI wing Duncan Robinson likes the Wolverines' chances with Walton playing the way he is right now, including earning the Big Ten tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Here's how to watch and follow Louisville vs. MI.

Kevin Scott scored 19 points to lead the 16th-seeded Tigers (23-12), the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. MI is the story of this year's Dance in the early going.

"[We're] very disappointed we lost", Louisville coach Rick Pitino said, "It's always a disappointment, but we played a good game, especially in the first half".

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