Michigan Advances To NCAA Championship Game
March 31, 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Michigan Wolverines advanced to the NCAA men's basketball championship game with a 69-57 victory over Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four on Saturday night in the Alamodome. The Wolverines are returning to the title game for the first time since 2013.

#3 seed Michigan will play #1 seed Villanova in the title game on Monday night at 9:20 p.m. ET, in a game televised on TBS.

Since 2005, six Big Ten teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament championship game. Illinois reached the final in 2005, Ohio State played in the 2007 title game, Michigan State reached the national championship game in 2009, Michigan also played in the final in 2013 and Wisconsin advanced to the title game in 2015.

The last Big Ten program to win the NCAA Championship was Michigan State in 2000.

Michigan won its 14th game in a row, rallying from 10 points down in the second half, ending Loyola's 14-game win streak. The Wolverines outscored the Ramblers, 47-28, in the second half.

Moritz Wagner led Michigan with 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Charles Matthews posted 17 points, hitting 7-of-12 from the floor.