Michigan is playing some tremendous basketball right now. John Beilein continues to be one of the most underrated coaches in college basketball, leading Michigan to his second Final Four in the past six years, looking to get back to the national title game.
How wild would it be to see Michigan win the 2018 national title the year that Louisville was stripped of its 2013 crown — the Wolverines lost in the title game to the Cardinals that year. It would almost be poetic justice.
The Wolverines are a perimeter-based team and that’s what either makes or breaks them. Lately, though, it’s been the former. They’ve been putting teams away with hot shooting and did so against Texas A&M in the Sweet 16, scoring a whopping 99 points and winning by 27.
The other wins weren’t quite as pretty, though. Michigan beat Montana in the first round by 14, but it was ugly, and then Houston at the buzzer in the round of 32. That seemed to spark this team as they have beaten Texas A&M and Florida State since.
Although Michigan may be the third-best team, on paper, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the Wolverines win the title. They’re the hottest team in the nation.