Michigan's John Beilein super-soaks his team after upsetting Louisville

Michigan's John Beilein super-soaks his team after upsetting Louisville

Head coach Rick Pitino is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a first-round game against Jacksonville State in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Indianapolis, Mo.

The Cardinals will get MI on Sunday, the Wolverines fresh off a 92-91 win over Oklahoma State.

The giant-killing MI team, involved in a plane crash 11 days ago, came from behind to upset the second-seeded Cardinals 73-69 in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Coach John Beilein appropriately celebrated the 73-69 win by drenching his locker room.

MI is trending toward the NCAA Tournament - a land where under-the-radar talent turns into the next great thing. In the Big Ten tournament final, Walton hit four 3-pointers. "They went into halftime with a chip on their shoulder, listened to their coach and executed". The Wolverines will face the victor of No. 11 seed Rhode Island and No. 3 seed OR in Kansas City this week. At one point in the second half, the Wolverines trailed by nine.

MI won the game with only six players scoring.

Both of these games are must-watch television, and if things go as planned, the Big Ten will send four teams into the Sweet Sixteen. "Show you how inexperienced we are, one of my players said, 'There's a lady in the huddle stealing our plays.' It's Tracy Wolfson". After a number of upsets rocked the bracket on Saturday - most notably with the No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats falling to the Wisconsin Badgers - we've got even more coming on Sunday.

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is the slight favorite, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -3 points against the Wolverines. Ironically, the star of that game (Spike Albrecht) is also playing in the NCAA Tournament, albeit on a different team (Purdue). He finished 11-for-14 for 26 points, thanks in large part to the Cardinals' decision to switch everything on defense to contain Walton Jr.

Before Sunday's game, Rick Pitino called MI "the Golden State Warriors".

MI was in danger of missing out on the tournament entirely before winning its final game in the regular season. Do not be deceived by the difference in seeds though; this game is going to be a battle.

"We were doing a good job of taking the three away", Mahmoud said.

"Obviously very sad right now for our guys", he said. Today, I got a couple of easy ones early.

Related News: