FSU basketball: 3 trends that haunt Michigan in their four losses

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No. 4 seed FSU basketball will take on No. 1 seed Michigan Sunday afternoon in the Sweet 16. It’s a matchup between two of the only three teams to make it this far in the tournament the last three years.

There are many storylines like Michigan head coach Juwan Howard getting coached by Leonard Hamilton in the NBA. FSU losing against the Wolverines in the 2018 Elite 8.

Michigan playing without their second-leading scorer in Isaiah Livers, and will the depth of FSU overwhelm the shorthanded Michigan squad?

This game has been fun to dissect, and the betting line and point total shifted in favor of the Noles Thursday.

When I look at this game, the Noles have more ways to win than Michigan.

The more I dissect, the more I think it’s the Nole’s need to worry about themselves instead of what Michigan brings to the table.

We’ve seen FSU win in a lot of different ways. We saw them obliterate opponents several times this year, and we saw them win with defense when the offense wasn’t clicking. Heck, we’ve seen them win without making one three-pointer the entire game. We’ve seen play poorly on offense and still shoot well over 50 percent from the floor.

Can Michigan do all those things? I’m not sure, but in their four losses, three things that consistently haunt them.

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