The Michigan basketball team came out on top. And the Wolverines are celebrating, as they prepare to return to Ann Arbor following Sunday’s 71-56 win against Wisconsin for the Big Ten Tournament championship at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Derrick Walton Jr. led Michigan (24-11) with 22 points, and D.J. Wilson added 17 points against the Badgers. Michigan is the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region and will open the tournament Friday against No. 10 Oklahoma State in Indianapolis. Game time and television information is TBA.
Take a look at how Michigan’s players responded on social media following Sunday’s win.
Michigan freshman guard Xavier Simpson poses with the championship trophy.
— Xavier Simpson (@Xaviersimpson3) March 12, 2017
Michigan point guard Derrick Walton Jr. gave a shout-out to Iowa State’s Monte Morris. The Cyclones are a 5 seed in the West.
— Derrick Walton (@DerrickWalton10) March 12, 2017
Michigan guard D.J. Wilson kept it simple.
— D.J. Wilson (@Lanky_Smoove) March 12, 2017
Former Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander, now the head coach at Detroit Mercy, congratulated his former team.
— Bacari Alexander (@bacari34) March 12, 2017
Finally, watch Michigan coach John Beilein cut down the nets at the Verizon Center.