Michigan’s Eli Brooks thanks coaches and teammates after scoring 21 vs. LSU

Sweet 16 sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

The Michigan Wolverines are headed that way for the 4th consecutive season after this evening's 86-78 victory over the LSU Tigers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Senior guard Eli Brooks had himself a game, scoring 21 points on 7-11 FG shooting and tying Chaundee Brown in scoring.

“We're hard to guard,” he said after the game. “We have good shooters and a good post presence. We're tough to guard when you have those two things.”

Brooks was then asked about his feeling of advancing to the Sweet 16 in his senior year, an accomplishment he directed outwardly to his teammates and coaches.

“I just got to thank my coaches and teammates, giving me the confidence and staying with it,” he said. “Having a senior year like this is rare, but to get to the sweet 16, it's great.”

Thanks to eased COVID-19 guidelines, a limited number of fans were allowed within the venue, and Michigan had good representation in the crowd.

“To be able to play in front of Michigan fans, it's always a good time,” Brooks said. “They always show out, it's a great time.”

Michigan will await the winner of No. 4 seed Colorado and No. 5 seed Florida State, still in progress at the time of their win.

– – Quotes via March Madness TV Link – –