Final Four: Michigan beats Loyola-Chicago to advance to NCAA title game
Wolverines take down Cinderella team
Michigan will play in the NCAA Tournament championship game on Monday after defeating Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four.
The Wolverines staged a second-half comeback after trailing by seven points at halftime.
Moe Wagner had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Wolverines, who overcame a 10-point deficit early in the second half to beat Loyola 69-57. Charles Matthews added 17 points.
The Ramblers, the No. 11 seed in the South Region, were in their first Final Four since 1963 — the year they were national champions.
Freshman center Cameron Krutwig had 17 points and Clayton Custer 15 for Loyola, which finished the season 32-6. That was a school record for wins.
The Wolverines (33-7) will play Villanova -- who defeated Kansas 95-79 in the other Final Four matchup last night -- in the championship game Monday.
Michigan has won 14 games in a row after ending Loyola’s 14-game winning streak.
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