Earning a three-seed in the west region of the NCAA tournament, the University of Michigan men’s basketball team was rolling.
The Wolverines had won via buzzer-beaters and blowouts, advancing all the way to the national championship game.
Then, it all came crashing down on April 2 in San Antonio; Michigan fell to top-seeded Villanova 79-62.
However, despite the obvious disappointment, St. Rita grad Charles Matthews just tried to take it all in.
“Playing in the national championship game, that’s a great learning experience,” Matthews said. “You learn a lot playing on that stage. You’re playing at the highest level of college basketball. We learned from it, and we hope to get there again next year.”