The Michigan Wolverines certainly had their chances on Thursday night against No. 2 Villanova but time after time after time, they failed to capitalize.
When all was said and done, the Wolverines lost to Wildcats by a score of 63-55 in a game where Michigan shot only 34.4% from the field and just 50% from the free-throw line.
Following the game, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard was asked to assess the season and he took the opportunity to give all of the credit to his players and assistant coaches.
From Wolverines Wire:
Great young men to be a part of their development. Learned a lot from them as far as how competitive they are. They’ve competed throughout the season from start to finish. A great group to coach, accepted learning, stayed connected by supporting each other. Some of their roles were different. No one wavered on the other end. Did an amazing job of buying into their roles.
I think with some of the injuries that we faced, with some of the COVID, every guy was able to go out there and compete and save our season. So you learned a lot from who we are. We always talk about Michigan being family, and I’ve seen that we’ve been the most connected group this year because of the fact that everyone has been supporting each other.
When I walk away from this season and I look back, I’m like no reason but to hold your head up high on how our team banded together competing throughout a tough Big Ten season and then leading into the NCAA Tournament. There were times when we were counted out. There were times when people didn’t feel we deserved to be here, and these guys rose to the occasion and proved they earned the right to be in the NCAA Tournament.
So hats off to my players and staff.
Nation, do you feel like it was a successful season or do you think the Wolverines should have gone further in the tournament?