So I was wrong.
To be clear, I’m not exactly angry about it. I thought Florida State was the toughest matchup the Michigan men’s basketball team could face in the East Region. The Seminoles were loaded with height and length at all positions, and I wasn’t sure if a Wolverine squad without Isaiah Livers had enough punch to overcome that. See yesterday’s roundtable.
But the way Michigan played Sunday evening, slicing and dicing Florida State out of the Sweet 16, is essentially matchup-proof. The 76-58 win over the Seminoles was probably the Wolverines’ most complete game of the season, and in a world where Gonzaga didn’t exist, it might have been enough to make them favorites to win the national title.