Michigan Faces Tall Order Against ’Nova

Villanova’s Jalen Brunson (1) shoots over Kansas’s Lagerald Vick (2) during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Michigan’s game plan used to revolve around offense, hitting enough shots to outscore teams. Sometimes it worked. Many times, often on the biggest stages, it didn’t.

The Wolverines have made a shift in recent years, transforming into one of the nation’s best defensive teams. If shots aren’t falling, they can always win with defense.

It’s gotten them to the national title game for the first time since 1989.

Now Michigan faces its biggest challenge yet: trying to stop Villanova’s horde of long-range shooters in Monday night’s national title game. READ MORE>

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