John Beilein is always prepared.
Not only did Beilein have his Michigan team ready to play Louisville on Sunday, he planned ahead for the postgame celebration, too. Anticipating a jubilant water soaking from his players, the Michigan coach came equipped with a Super Soaker to make sure he wasn’t the only one getting wet.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2017
Too funny. Here’s another angle:
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 19, 2017
The Wolverines certainly had reason to celebrate. They overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to storm back and knock off the No. 2 seed Louisville, 73-69, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last five seasons.
Michigan, the No. 7 seed in the Midwest, will move on to face the winner of Sunday night’s matchup between No. 3 seed Oregon and No. 11 seed Rhode Island.
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• Watch Louisville’s Deng Adel throw down a dunk of the tournament candidate
• ‘Northwestern crying kid on a roller coaster of emotions during loss to Gonzaga
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