No. 1 seed Duke eked out a narrow 73-71 victory over eight-seed Michigan on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.
Nolan Smith led a second-half Blue Devils surge with 24 points as coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 900th career win and the Blue Devils advanced to their 12th Sweet 16 in the last 14 years. Michigan, meanwhile, goes home after a solid postseason run under coach John Beilein.
Sure, Kyle Singler added 13 points for the Blue Devils, who dominated the Wolverines on the glass, out-rebounding them 31-18. Sure, Michigan was unable to exact revenge for the Fab Five and their NCAA Tournament Final loss back in 1992.
But there are still plenty of ways in which the University of Michigan is vastly superior to Duke.
Don't believe me? Let us count the ways.