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29-7, 4th in Big Ten

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Michigan 61, Montana 47. Wolverines didn't look very crisp offensively early after the layoff, but they really guarded and Montana cooled off considerably after starting off with a 10-0 lead. Michigan's defense vs. Houston's Rob Gray is going to be fun.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Montana scored 10 points in the first four minutes of the game. They've scored 28 points in the 32 minutes since then, including 10 points in the last 16 minutes.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamar Akoh made a layup 36 seconds into the second half. Montana hasn't scored in the eight minutes since that basket.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan up three on Montana at the half. Wolverines had trouble early, got in a 10-0 hole, lost Zavier Simpson for the final 16 minutes of the half due to foul trouble. 12 and 7 for Charles Matthews. Former Oregon transfer Ahmaad Rorie playing well for Montana. 10-5-2.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan has made nine of its last 14 shots from the field. Wolverines have adjusted well to Montana's early trap. Looked rattled early. Now finding space in the middle and then Charles Matthews slashing to the rim/along the baseline.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's Jaaron Simmons has already played his most minutes in a month tonight. Zavier Simpson only played four minutes before being benched with two fouls. Simmons came in and has scored six points, hasn't turned it over.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

So...Montana is up 9-0 on Michigan and going to the free-throw line. Wolverines with three turnovers and four missed shots in the opening four minutes.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

This graph shows Michigan's Final Four chances -- and to a lesser degree North Carolina's -- varying slightly over time as Houston struggled with San Diego State.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

For a few minutes there, the West region chances shifted dramatically. We're tracking live Final Four chances across all four regions here: http://es.pn/2FTvBAn

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Beilein: Michigan should welcome Fisher back

John Beilein says it is time for Michigan to welcome back former coach Steve Fisher, who was fired more than two decades ago following a scandal that forced the school to vacate 113 victories and the famed Fab Five's two national title appearances.

Is Michigan a Sweet 16 team? (0:32)
Beilein says time off has helped Michigan (1:51)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Nebraska had a SOR rank of 35, the second best not to make the tournament since 2008. Overall the perception of the Big Ten was worse than reality. Only Purdue's seed matched its deserving seed per SOR.

Sleeper picks to win it all (1:26)

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.1166th
Rebounds Per Game33.4281st
Assists Per Game14.7102nd
Points Allowed63.18th

Tournament History

Final Fours7
Tournament Record54-26
Championship Seasons1989
Tournament Appearances27