NCAA Final Four: Could the Current Michigan Team Beat the Fab 5?

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NCAA Final Four: Could the Current Michigan Team Beat the Fab 5?
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It's been exactly two decades since the Michigan Wolverines basketball program got to dance on the grandest stage the "Big Dance" has to offer.

In 1993, the catalysts were a swaggering group of sophomores, still rated as one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time, getting their second kick at the championship can.

This season's Final Four campaign is spearheaded by a favorite for national player of the year honors and a pair of teammates with famous basketball dads, one of whom is part of a five-man freshman class considered solid in its own right.

Comparison is inevitable, especially when it involves a polarizing group like the Fab Five, and will likely reach a fever pitch if Michigan can finish its journey and take the national championship. After all, that's a feat that the Fab Five could not accomplish despite trips to both the 1992 and 1993 finals.

The question in its simplest form: Could this year's Michigan team defeat the sophomore-year Fab Five?

Come along as we examine this hypothetical showdown piece by piece.

 

Statistical support courtesy of MGoBlue.com and StatSheet.com.

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