FINAL FOUR BOUND: Michigan Beats Florida State, 58-54

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Sister Dolores Jean Schmidt, the 98-year-old team nun and chaplain for Loyola-Chicago, is The Fairy Godmother - and face - of the 2018 NCAA tourney, the wind beneath Cinderella's wings.

MI coach John Beilein, right, talks with Moritz Wagner, left, and Isaiah Livers during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final against Florida State on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Los Angeles.

The Noles rattled off a 7-0 run to take a lead and erase a six point Wolverine advantage.

Florida State made a nice run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, but it seemed that they called an end to their tournament earlier than necessary.

With 13 seconds remaining, Florida State's PJ Savoy forced a three-pointer but missed and MI grabbed the rebound but the Seminoles decided not to foul, throwing in the towel and letting the clock run out to secure Michigan's trip to the Final Four.

That is the other part of this: Everything about this Loyola-Chicago team is good.

Florida State showcased resiliency throughout its loss to MI in the West Regional Final Saturday night.

The Seminoles went up by four with 6:16 left in the half on a hook shot by Cofer.

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"Normally when you hold a team to as low a shooting percentage and shoot it as well as we did, you're probably going into halftime a little up", Hamilton said.

MI continued to miss, and FSU cut it to three on another pair of free throws.

With Michigan fans holding their breath, Savoy then missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer and two more 3-pointers in the final minute, including a final shot under pressure with 12 seconds left.

FSU continued to play well in front of the hostile crowd, grabbing a 23-19 lead before Abdur-Rahkman finally answered with a triple. We've just got to hang in there, don't give them second shots, try and take away the 3 ball, the drive.

MI missed 1-of-5 free throws at one time in the final two minutes, but with around 30 seconds, Robinson made two clutch free throws to put UM back up five. Junior guard Charles Matthews led MI with 17 points and eight rebounds. After making almost 62 percent of their shots against the Aggies, the Wolverines are only 7 for 21 against the Seminoles.

Matthews and Simpson scored inside to make it 51-44 heading down the stretch, and Robinson finally tripled from the corner at 2:25 to push the lead to 10 and force a Florida State timeout. Then, a couple of FSU treys trimmed the lead to three points.

Led by Ben Richardson's 23 points, the Ramblers shot 57.4 percent from the field in the NCAA South regional final.

"I have been a head basketball coach for a long time and this group represented the very best college athletics has to offer in their connectedness, selflessness and love for one another", Hamilton said in the statement. That spurt put UM up 38-28 about midway through the second half.

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