Michigan basketball‘s magical postseason run came to a heartbreaking conclusion Monday night in a 79-62 defeat to Villanova, but Wolverines fans were in no mood to abandon their team after the game. As the team bus pulled up to the hotel, packs of Wolverines fans were there to offer support.
They chanted “Thank you, seniors” and “It’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine.” Then, as the players spilled out of the bus, fans whipped out their cell phones and sang along with the school’s fight song.
Just arrived at the hotel to amazing support!!
— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) April 3, 2018
Michigan’s loss extended the Big Ten’s national championship drought to 18 seasons. Winners of two straight Big Ten Tournament titles, the Wolverines weren’t able to come up with the game-shifting run to overcome Villanova, which won its second NCAA title in three seasons.