A sensational start to the NCAA tournament has Michigan basketball looking like a threat to bring the national title back to Ann Arbor. Two dominant performances in the Wolverines’ first two games have largely erased memories of the weak finish to the Big Ten conference season that dropped Trey Burke and company to a No. 4 seed.
One major unknown in Michigan’s title equation is which opponents they’ll have to face if they can get by top-seeded Kansas on Friday night. Depending on which teams can pull upsets and which favorites come through, the Wolverines’ path to a championship will get much harder—or much easier.
Read on for a look at the dream scenario for John Beilein’s team: the easiest possible set of opponents to stand between them and the 2013 title.