How the hell do you explain the number 8 seed in the Big Ten tournament and a team that was badly rattled by a terrifying experience involving their plane, rising up and knocking out a two in Louisville.
From the 8th seed in their own conference tourney, to arguably the hottest team in the country? Plenty of factors. But go ahead and start with one of the most underrated coaches in history of the sport, John Beilein.
And it’s not like it’s the first time he’s done it… but he has never done a better job than the miracle he’s currently working right now. Call it destiny. Call it chemistry. Call it whatever you want. Just know, this time of year, it’s not always the best team that wins it, but the hottest team. And no one is hotter than Michigan.
Next up, Oregon.