All season long, Michigan has waited for this. The Wolverines said "Big Ten champs" at the end of every huddle or meeting or practice, but even senior captain Stu Douglass said last month when it looked like the Big Ten championship was out of reach that he would be OK with that if it meant a long run in the NCAA tournament.
Now, the NCAA tournament has arrived.
The fourth-seeded Wolverines face No. 13 Ohio in the Round of 64 and while many are picking Michigan to advance to the Round of 32, the Bobcats will be a tough challenge for the Wolverines.
So how do they advance? Here are three keys: