Roles re­versed among two power con­fer­ences

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

Michi­gan’s 73-69 up­set of Louisville ex­em­pli­fied the role re­ver­sals be­tween the At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence and Big Ten this post­sea­son.

The ACC led all con­fer­ences with nine NCAA Tour­na­ment in­vi­ta­tions and was billed as the best league in the na­tion this sea­son. The Big Ten had a dis­ap­point­ing reg­u­lar sea­son and had none of its teams seeded higher than fourth in the NCAA field.

Yet the Big Ten al­ready has sent three teams to the Sweet 16 with Pur­due, Wis­con­sin and Michi­gan ad­vanc­ing. In the mean­time, the ACC head­ing into Sun­day was down to just one team left in the tour­na­ment: North Carolina, one of the con­fer­ence’s tra­di­tional heavy­weights.

Michael Conroy, The As­so­ci­ated Press

Michi­gan for­ward Moe Wag­ner cel­e­brates a 73-69 win over Louisville on Sun­day in a sec­ond-round game. Only one ACC team re­mains in the NCAA Tour­na­ment.

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