Mar 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) tries to pass the ball to forward Jordan Morgan (52) against the Tennessee Volunteers in the second half in the semifinals of the midwest regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Tournament 2014 Sweet 16: Michigan holds off Tennessee to advance to Elite 8


The Michigan Wolverines will continue on with their quest to achieve the national championship that eluded them at the end of last season as they were able to hold off a very good Tennessee squad 73-71 on Tuesday night to advance to the Midwest Region final on Sunday.

It was not easy as, after dominating with superior shooting throughout most of the game, the Volunteers made a run late in the second half, putting a scare into the Wolverines’ hopes of getting back to the Final Four in Arlington. With about 10 seconds in the game, they had the score cut to 72-71, but Michigan was able to hold off the upset bid, even after a baseline blunder while in-bounding the ball.

John Beilein’s crew had a terrific night shooting the ball, hitting over 50% of their three-point attempts and field goals on the night.

Now, the Wolverines will await the winner of the next, huge match up between the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals to see who they will play with the right to go to the Final Four on the line.

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