Michigan advances to the Elite 8 after dominating win over Florida State

Zak Everett, Reporter

Michigan won on both sides of the ball, they dominated on the defensive end and the offensive end. Michigan started pulling away at the under 12 minute timeout and they didn’t look back. Michigan just flat-out dominated. They heard the talk, they knew they were the underdog but they didn’t show it. 

Michigan’s stout defense 

Michigan has one of the best defenses in the country and they showed why Sunday night. The Wolverines held a very good Florida State offense to 33% from the field in the first half, and 0/6 on 3-point attempts in the first half. Michigan’s length and on ball pressure forced Florida State to turn the ball over 14 times this game. 

Michigan’s offense 

On offense Michigan scored 50 points in the paint. They almost doubled the amount that Florida State got. Michigan had four players score in double figures, and eight players got at least six points. It was an all around team effort offensively for Michigan. 


It has been quite a year for Michigan, and Michigan’s head coach Juwan Howard, winning the regular season Big Ten title, and becoming one of the few coaches to ever reach the “Elite Eight” in his first tournament appearance as a coach. But Michigan is nowhere near done as they play UCLA on Tuesday night and try to make it to their 9th “Final Four” in team history.