Ledes that play on A Tale of Two Cities are by now long since cliched. So I’m not going to write one. But we’re now six weeks into the season, and it’s still seeming like there are two possible Michigan teams that could show up on any given night.
When the Michigan men’s basketball team takes the floor against No. 10 Oregon on Saturday afternoon, it will have an opportunity to score its third regular-season victory over a top-10 opponent this season.
The crowd inside Crisler Center erupted, the Michigan bench jumped to its feet in excitement and Wagner strolled away smiling ear to ear. The fact that the sequence increased the Wolverines’ lead to 16 points was trivial. What the slam meant in the grand scheme of things was much more meaningful.