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Sweet 16 Preview and Picks: Michigan Wolverines vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Michigan, Tennessee made key adjustments to reach Tourney's second weekend
Sweet 16 Preview and Picks: Michigan Wolverines vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.

The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a spot-up jump shooter. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes lost 10 pounds to become a more mobile and versatile big man.

But beyond individuals, both teams had to transform through the course of the season.

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines Team Preview and Season Prediction 2018-19

Last season's runner-up loaded for another run
Michigan Wolverines 2018-19 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

After back-to-back runs that saw the Wolverines make the 2013 national title game and the 2014 Elite Eight, Michigan basketball dipped back to the pack in 2015 and 2016. The roster was depleted by early NBA entries and injuries. In that pocket of time, John Beilein learned a thing or two about keeping a train on the tracks. 


“Now we are going to continue to keep this thing going where it is,” says the coach, who was pursued by the Detroit Pistons this summer before opting to return to Ann Arbor.

8 Red-Hot Teams to Watch in Your 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Michigan is one of the hottest teams in the country entering the Big Dance
8 Red-Hot Teams to Watch in Your 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket

Once the 68-team field for the 2018 NCAA Tournament was announced on Sunday night, there were millions of people filling out brackets for office pools, websites or just for fun with their friends. Each year there is a favorite to cut down the nets in April.

 

Everyone knows about the Virginia Cavaliers, Duke Blue Devils, and Kansas Jayhawks, but who are some of the other hot teams headed into the Big Dance?

 

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

This college basketball season has been characterized by one thing – parity – and it’s a label that has carried over into the NCAA Tournament. But that’s not always the case as there often has been a team that has clearly separated itself from the rest of the pack. However, that regular season or even early Tournament domination hasn’t always been punctuated with a national championship.

 

Michigan Wolverines vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAA Tournament First Four Preview and Prediction

Two teams trying to prove they belong face-off in the First Four
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Michigan Wolverines vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAA Tournament First Four Preview and Prediction

Like it or not, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (20-11) and the Michigan Wolverines (22-12) are in the NCAA Tournament and will face one another in the last of the First Four matchups.

15 Best Teams That Did Not Win the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.

 

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