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Coverage of Gonzaga’s 2018 Elite Eight opponent, the Wolverines of the University of Michigan

Elite defense enables Michigan to win ugly

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

When Jordan Poole’s long 3-pointer dropped through the net for Michigan, a whole lot of unsightly shooting beforehand was forgotten.

Michigan turns back stubborn Montana Grizzlies

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Third-seeded Michigan absorbed a big opening salvo from the Grizzlies, then turned to Charles Matthews to lead them back. He poured in 20 points with 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down on defense and pulled away for a 61-47 victory in their first-round matchup in the West Region.