NCAA men's roundup: Loyola-Chicago, Michigan advance to Final Four

Florida State rally falls short, Michigan advances to Final Four

The Michigan advantage was restored to a safe 10 on a Robinson 3-pointer with 2 minutes 14 seconds remaining.

The Wolverines closed out the game in the closing seconds when Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton chose not to foul in the final 15 seconds with his team down four.

Michigan, the Big Ten tourney champ, has won 13 consecutive games, including a flawless 8-0 postseason clip; it hasn't lost since February 6, two days after the Super Bowl.

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Loyola-Chicago has been incredibly effective from the field in all four tournament games against four outstanding defensive teams, and they have had a different player step up in each game. If not for 14 turnovers in the first half, the Seminoles might have forged a lead of more than 4 points, their high for the night. Charles Matthews scored 17 points and MI earned its first Final Four berth since 2013 with a 58-54 victory over Florida State.

Still, Hamilton probably isn't the first coach to get testy immediately after losing a regional final in the NCAA Tournament.

And with MI up by four, Florida State allowed the Wolverines to dribble out the clock without fouling again.

Becoming a martyr won't win Hamilton any points in the interim with FSU fans, but it does go a long way in reinforcing a culture that has produced the third winningest college basketball program in the ACC.

The 1963 team won Loyola's only national championship.

Loyola is the Missouri Valley Conference champion. In 2011, Butler of the Horizon League and Virginia Commonwealth of the Colonial Athletic Association got there.

Made of 100 percent cotton, the maroon T features screen print graphics, including the NCAA Final Four and Nike Swoosh logos. The junior guard is having an outstanding tournament, averaging 16.5 points in his last four games, increasing his season average to 13 points on a 49.6% field goal efficiency. But Florida State could not have played harder. First up, a no. 9 seed or an 11. Overall, the junior guard is having a solid tournament, shooting above 50% in three of four games, and he is now posting an average of 13.2 points on 52.7% shooting.

Ninth seeded Kansas State is a slight betting favorite over No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago in the South regional final in Atlanta. "From now on, you're going to play nothing but good teams". Quite a feat considering three of those teams faced at least some bubble uncertainty in the final month of the regular season.

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