For the second straight year, the world underestimated John Beilein and his Michigan basketball team. After some early season struggles and questions, the veteran head coach got his team together when it mattered most and has led the Wolverines to the 2018 Big Ten Tournament Championship in back-to-back seasons.
Escaping a near upset in the first round from 12-seed Iowa in overtime, getting revenge on Nebraska in the quarterfinals, beating up on Michigan State for the second time of the season in the semi-finals, and then getting revenge and then some on Purdue in the finals. Michigan caught fire in the tournament again, led by Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Zavier Simpson, Duncan Robinson and Moe Wagner.
That tournament run and Big Ten title gave the Wolverines a three seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. To get ready for the Big Dance, take a look back at Michigan’s run to the 2018 Big Ten Tournament crown in a highlight video from Stephen Osentoski:
If you’re a fan of this video, you’ll love last year’s highlight video from Michigan basketball’s 2017 Big Ten Tournament Championship run. You’ll also want to subscribe to the MGoFish YouTube channel, which is filled with all of Osentoski’s Michigan work.
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