ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan, like all the other 67 teams in the NCAA tournament, is down to its final loss. One bad game, one poor decision, and it can all be over.
That season's worth of hard work? Flushed. That career? Gone in an instant. And for many of these players, it'll be the last time they play in a meaningful basketball game in the United States.
Michigan, obviously, doesn't want that loss to come for three weeks, if at all. Throughout the course of a season, though, trends start to emerge. Indicators in the course of a game whether the Wolverines are trending toward a victory or a loss.