The No. 3 seed Michigan Wolverines were able to punch their ticket to the Final Four over the weekend by outlasting No. 9 seed Florida State, 58-54. Michigan advanced despite some foul trouble for star forward Moe Wagner.
Wagner finished the game with 12 points, six rebounds and two steals, and praised his teammates for their efforts that helped lift the team to victory.
“I’ll tell you what — basketball’s a lot more fun when the ball goes through the net. But to be honest with you, I don’t care,” Wager said as he was overcome with emotion following the win.
“Every time I go back to the bench, every time my teammates look me in the eyes, we believe in each other. We don’t care. We keep on playing, get stops, rebound, run. And I love this group.”
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The win for Michigan sets up a meeting with No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago in San Antonio this weekend. Tip-off is set for Saturday at 6:09 p.m. ET on TBS. The winner will face either Kansas or Villanova in the national championship game.