The Michigan basketball team is heading to their fourth straight Sweet 16 and they take on a familiar foe on Sunday. The Wolverines will take on Florida State in a rematch of a great Elite Eight game in 2017.
Michigan slipped by the Seminoles a few years ago in a great game that sent the Wolverines to their second Final Four in four years. They will look to do the same on Sunday, but this time in a round earlier.
Michigan and Florida State have been themselves into contenders and we all should get used to seeing these two teams play on the second weekend. Leonard Hamilton has been doing a great job in Tallahassee and Juwan Howard has the Wolverine humming in just his second year at the helm.
Florida State is a very good team, but they are trying to make up for what they potentially lost last year. The Seminoles looked like a championship contender last year before the tournament was lost to COVID. Despite losses of two lottery picks Hamilton has Florida State playing like one of the best teams in the country once again.
The Wolverines on the other hand came into the season with very little fanfare, but at times has played like the best team in the country this year. They stumbled a little down the stretch and without their star player Isaiah Livers they had a lot of question marks. But a hard-fought win against LSU in the round of 32 has the Wolverines feeling pretty good and it looks like they have their swagger back.
This game has all the makings of one of the best in Sweet 16 and we can’t wait. But before we get the game we take a look at three keys for the Wolverines to get a win and head to the Elite Eight.