SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had been difference makers for Michigan various points of the season.
The Wolverines are headed to the national title game despite getting very little contribution from the two starting guards.
Michigan beat Loyola-Chicago 69-57 in the Final Four Saturday night, earning a chance at its first national title since 1989 despite Simpson and Abdur-Rahkman combing for 7 points on 2-for-17 shooting.
"They did a great job taking us out of the game a little bit," Abdur-Rahkman said. "We still got some good shots. We just didn't knock them down. We still got to the basket, we just didn't make them. And that happens sometimes. But we weren't worried about it. We still continued to play defense and that won us the game today."
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