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29-6, 3rd in Big Ten

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

After a horrendous start, Montana showed some signs of offensive life toward the end of the first half against Michigan.The Grizzlies made made five of their final eight shots in the half after starting 4-of-25. Michigan put on a defensive clinic for much of the half, taking the Grizzlies out of their offense and forcing either a three-pointer or a 1-on-1 drive to the basket. Montana will need much more hot shooting in the second half to overcome a 34-21 deficit.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Nothing is coming easy for Montana on the offensive end in the final game of the day in Des Moines. Michigan is contesting every Montana shot and most of them aren't going in. The Grizzlies are shooting 16 percent (4-of-25) with seven minutes left in the first half. Michigan leads 23-8 and at this rate won't have to score much more to advance to the second round.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

One bettor is very invested in Michigan-Montana, having wagered $500,000 on the Wolverines to win at -1800 odds at CG Technology. Bet would win $27,700.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan, which fell behind Montana 10-0 in last year's NCAA tournament first-round game, is under none of the same stress in this year's game against the Grizzlies. By holding the Grizzlies to 1-of-8 shooting, the Wolverines are up 9-2 five minutes in.

Who has the best hair in the NCAA tournament? (2:05)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan will face Montana in the first round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight season. Despite this on-court familiarity, the Wolverines admit they don't know much about Montana the state. Ignas Brazdeikis pleaded ignorance by saying he's from Canada. Zavier Simpson is from Ohio but he also had nothing to share. That left it to Charles Matthews, who said, "It's on the West Coast."

Jalen explains how Bill Clinton 'bamboozled' the Wolverines (0:53)
Greenberg: Michigan doesn't have enough shot makers to get past Texas Tech (1:57)
Michigan bowing out before Elite 8? (0:34)
Committee mistake pits Montana against familiar foe (0:33)
Bilas: Two of the best non Power-5 teams in West (4:20)
5d

McQuaid, Winston lead Michigan over Michigan State 65-60

Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27 points, Cassius Winston converted the go-ahead layup in the closing minute, and No. 6 Michigan State rallied to beat No. 10 Michigan 65-60 for its sixth Big Ten Tournament championship on Sunday.

Teske takes out ref while saving the ball (0:24)
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"Winning. I love winning," Michigan freshman Iggy Brazdeikis after the team's Big Ten tournament semifinal win over Minnesota.

Simpson drops dime to Livers for transition and-1 (0:23)
Simpson beats shot clock after elaborate out-of-bounds play (0:21)
Simpson caps off first half with tough coast-to-coast finish (0:20)
Livers drives and dunks for Michigan (0:21)
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan has won a record nine consecutive Big Ten tournament games. Here's guard Zavier Simpson on what goes into the team's success on this stage.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.8
Rebounds Per Game35.1
Assists Per Game13.9
Points Allowed58.32nd

Tournament History

Final Fours7
Tournament Record54-26
Championship Seasons1989
Tournament Appearances27