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One step away
June 8, 2024

Elite Eight: Michigan vs. Florida State University

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Tip-off was at 5:49 p.m. in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

No. 3-seed Michigan and No. 9-seed Florida State University battled against one another for a trip to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas. The Wolverines were able to hang on to a four point lead and be crowned the West Regional champions after a 58-54 win.
Photos by Cassie Stricker (@cassie_stricker)

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  • Elbows fly as FSU guard M.J. Walker and Michigan guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman fight for control of the ball.

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  • FSU guard Braian Angola takes a blow to the face by Michigan guard Duncan Robinson.

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  • FSU guard M.J. Walker was 1-for-3 shooting.

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  • Michigan forward Moritz Wagner tries to set up defense as FSU transitions into offense.

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  • Florida guard Braian Angola fights to get past Michigan guard Duncan Robinson.

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  • Michigan guard Charles Matthews rebounds the ball.

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  • Michigan head coach John Beilein said both teams played very physical in the Elite Eight game.

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  • FSU players look on as the Seminoles play a tight game against Michigan in the Elite Eight.

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  • FSU forward Phil Cofer scored 16 points for the Seminoles.

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  • Michigan guard Zavier Simpson and FSU guard Trent Forrest run after a loose ball.

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  • FSU guard Trent Forrest tries to get past Michigan defender Mortiz Wagner.

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  • Michigan center Jon Teske tries to stop FSU guard Trent Forrest.

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  • FSU forward Phil Cofer played 34 minutes and had 10 total defensive rebounds.

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  • Michigan head coach John Beilein said his team wasn’t confident in the first half, but turned it around in the second.

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  • When the Wolverine plane crashed on the runway last year, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman’s shoes were trapped under the plane, causing him to wear his pink Jordan 31s. Now, he wears them for good luck.

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  • Michigan guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman fights two FSU defenders for possession of the ball.

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  • FSU dancers watch as a video is played on the scoreboard.

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  • John Beilein is in his 11th season with Michigan and has won 245 games, making him the winningest coach in Michigan’s history.

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  • FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said while he was disappointed with the result, he thought his team gave their best effort.

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  • FSU guard Braian Angola tries to score a layup.

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  • An FSU player protects the ball after making a rebound.

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  • Michigan celebrates the win as the clock runs out of time.

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  • Michigan forward Isaiah Livers celebrates with teammates following the win against FSU.

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  • Michigan’s basketball team is on a 13-game win streak.

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  • Charles Matthews reacts to being named to the All-Region team.

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  • Head coach John Beilein has never served as an assistant coach in his entire career.

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  • Junior forward Moritz Wagner, who is from Berlin, Germany, said he hopes his parents, who are still in Germany, can make it to the Final Four.

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  • Moritz Wagner embraces an assistant coach after Michigan punches its ticket to the Final Four.

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