DES MOINES, Iowa — John Beilein got here to Michigan basketball in 2007 merely hoping to get the faculty’s name called on Selection Sunday. Nearly 12 years later, he’s blitzed with the aid of that goal — and pretty much the whole thing else. No. 2 Michigan was given 19 points from Jordan Poole and clamped down on No. 10 Florida for a sixty four-forty nine-win Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines to clinch this system’s fifth Sweet 16 look inside the past seven years, which include three directly. Zavier Simpson delivered nine factors, nine assists, and nine rebounds, as the Wolverines outscored the Gators, 32-21, within the 2nd half.
Beilein, already Michigan’s all-time wins chief, has now superior to more Sweet sixteen’s (5) than any other coach in program records. Michigan (30-6) has reached 30 wins in again-to-back years and for the third time when you consider that 2013. The Wolverines will play the winner of No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 6 Buffalo in West Region semifinal motion Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. Observations from Michigan-Florida:
Shutting it down Florida shot correctly above its standard in the first half, going 6 of 12 from three-point range. The Gators are usually a 33 percent 3-factor shooting group, but Michigan had a few defensive lapses that resulted in
Leading scorer KeyVaughn Allen, who became shadowed maximum of the sport by way of Charles Matthews, didn’t rate his first bucket until halfway through the second 1/2. The Gators hit in their first ten 3-tries after the spoil. As vital, the whole lot in the three-point arc was contested. Florida wound up shooting 34.Five percent for the sport and turned into held underneath 50 points. Michigan’s protection has been its calling card all season. It’s simplest natural the Wolverines punched some other Sweet sixteen price tag by using locking the entirety down.