Friday, March 1

Michigan’s season ends with a thud, lose 63-55 to Villanova in Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio

San Antonio — The last time Villanova and Michigan crossed paths in the NCAA Tournament in Texas, the Wolverines were left heartbroken.

Four years later in the same city, second-seeded Villanova left No. 11 seed Michigan with a similar sinking feeling.

The Wolverines’ season came to an end once again at the hands of the Wildcats. This time, Michigan turned in an offensive clunker and didn’t shoot nearly well enough — inside, outside and everywhere in between — to knock off Villanova in Thursday’s 63-55 Sweet 16 loss at the AT&T Center.

“It just wasn’t our night out there,” sophomore center Hunter Dickinson said.

BOX SCORE: Villanova 63, Michigan 55

Michigan forward Terrance Williams II, center, and teammates head to the locker room after the game.

Dickinson had 15 points and 15 rebounds and fifth-year senior guard Eli Brooks scored 14 for Michigan (19-15). The duo shot a combined 11-for-30 from the floor as the Wolverines turned in one of their worst offensive outings of the season.

Michigan shot 34.4% from the field (21-for-61), finished 12-for-29 on dunks and layups, missed seven free throws and made just one shot over the final 4:15, which wasn’t enough to get the job done despite putting up a defensive fight.

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