I know how many people send the same kind of email before their freshmen years. I know how many never show up. I don’t fault them for it. I only feel bad that they don’t even know what they’re missing.
There is one aspect of being the No. 8 seed that creates an irresistible storyline leading up to this tournament for Michigan. The team it will face, Illinois, is due at least partial credit for starting the Wolverines’ second-half run in the first place.