FSU Men's Basketball Heads Into The Elite Eight; Takes On Michigan State

FSU Men's Basketball Heads Into The Elite Eight; Takes On Michigan State

And just one of the teams above them played in the NCAA tournament this year - Davidson.

The magical run for the Seminoles ends in heartbreak in L.A., while MI will head to the Final Four in San Antonio for the first time since 2013 and will face Loyola-Chicago.

The Wolverines will face Cinderella Loyola Chicago on Saturday night in the national semifinals.

■ The Ramblers average 72.0 points per game and limit opponents to 62.4.

Phil Cofer led FSU with 16 points and PJ Savoy had 12.

Michigan's Charles Matthews has either been living under a rock for the past week, or has been intently locked in on the Wolverines' NCAA Tournament run.

MI is set to play Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four on Saturday night.

Now, Texas A&M featured similar length and athleticism, and the Wolverines absolutely ripped them to shreds.

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It's been an incredible run for the MI basketball team over the past month.

MI let its fans do the talking: The Wolverines had a distinct home-court advantage from thousands of vocal fans packed into the lower bowl of the Lakers' and Clippers' home arena, and they seemed to need all of those cheers to survive an off shooting night. They held Texas Tech to 34 percent shooting from the floor and a 5-for-19 night from three.

Matthews, who led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds, was named most outstanding player of the West Regional.

Yet, it didn't matter because the Wolverines' defense, led by sophomore point guard Zavier Simpson, was stellar at the perimeter. Haarms finished with four points and three rebounds. The Ramblers beat Cincinnati, which had three black starters, in the national championship game. Two nights after shooting lights out from three, MI struggled from long distance, hitting just 4-of-22 attempts. And while you'll hear plenty about Michigan's defense, Florida State's isn't bad either. They believe. We've said it all along.

Loyola-Chicago could join the great underdog programs to make the Final Four in the past 10 years.

"We want to be like junkyard dogs that really want to protect their yard", Hamilton said, adding with a laugh, "It doesn't always work now".

In a game that looked like the best versions of each school's football teams playing goal-line defense, the Seminoles (23-12) just could not quite close at the end as they so often have in recent weeks. They will be up against a Loyola-Chicago defense that is holding the opposition to a 32.6% clip from three-point territory on the season. But regardless, it should be noted the Wolverines have done everything correctly this season - win or lose at the Final Four. The Seminoles are one of the best offensive teams in the country, so that's a game they would expect to win. I expect a low-scoring defensive battle in this one.