Wolverines embrace Shea Patterson; previewing Villanova-Michigan title game
Michigan football is always the main topic in Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily Wolverines notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Wolverines sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Michigan football, recruiting, basketball and more.
Wolverines embrace their Swaggy P
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi writes that while reporters haven’t gotten a chance to meet with Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson yet, his Wolverines teammates already like him. Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary labeled Patterson “swaggy.”
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Previewing Villanova-Michigan national title game
Sports Illustrated’s Michael Beller breaks down the matchup between Villanova and Michigan in the 2018 National Championship Game, focusing on the Wolverines’ defense, how the pace of the game could affect the outcome and Villanova’s impressive offensive hot streak.
John Beilein’s comments after beating Loyola-Chicago
Michigan coach John Beilein said he was “elated” after the Wolverines beat Loyola-Chicago 69-57 to secure their spot in the NCAA Tournament final. Beilein talked about how facing teams in the Big Ten, which he called “the best defensive league in the country,” helped Michigan adapt as the game went on.
Betting odds, picks, line for Michigan-Villanova
Land of 10’s Ryan Connors details the betting odds, his pick for the championship game and the line for Michigan-Villanova. Bottom line: Connors thinks Villanova’s potent offense will overwhelm the Wolverines, especially with the way Michigan has struggled shooting the ball.
Wolverines motivated by Vegas odds
Land of 10’s Sean Keeler writes that the Wolverines have heard they are 6½-point underdogs with the Las Vegas Superbook, and it’s motivating them to play even harder in the title game. Keeler notes that Michigan would be the first school since UConn in 1999 to win the national championship after being more than a 6-point underdog.
Michigan softball tops Purdue 6-0
— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) April 1, 2018
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