Michigan basketball is back in the National Championship Game for the second time in the last six seasons. The Wolverines have been a tough team to beat in March over the last six years, and with the team’s win over Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night, no college basketball team has more NCAA Tournament wins since 2013 than the Wolverines.
Michigan has 16 NCAA Tournament wins in the last six seasons, a mark tied with North Carolina for the most in that span. John Beilein’s team passed Duke and Kentucky — who each have 15 NCAA Tournament wins since 2013 — with Saturday’s victory. Michigan’s dominance in March Madness was pointed out on a Big Ten Network broadcast earlier in the tournament.
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Here’s a look at Michigan’s recent March Madness success, which started when the team made it to the National Championship Game in 2013.
Michigan basketball’s strong stretch in NCAA Tournament
- 2013: Lost in National Championship Game
- 2014: Lost in Elite Eight
- 2015: Missed NCAA Touranament
- 2016: Lost in first round (won First Four game)
- 2017: Lost in Sweet 16
- 2018: Playing in National Championship Game
Michigan is 16-4 in the NCAA Tournament since 2013 despite missing the big dance all together in 2015.
The Wolverines can make it 17-4 if they can beat Villanova in Monday night’s National Championship Game. But it won’t be easy. Michigan is a 6.5-point underdog against the Wildcats, who have 14 NCAA Tournament wins since 2013 and won the national title two years ago.