Michigan outlasts relentless LSU, advances to Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS — One by one, all the top Big Ten teams were sent packing and handed an early exit in the NCAA Tournament. No. 1 seed Illinois? Gone. No. 2 seeds Ohio State and Iowa? Both bounced. No. 4 Purdue? One-and-done. Top-seeded Michigan? The Wolverines bucked the trend by overcoming a slow start, a hot-shooting performance and foul trouble to make the second weekend with an 86-78 victory over No. 8 LSU Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michigan advances to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive tournament and will face the winner of No. 4 Florida State and No. 5 Colorado on Sunday. Tip-off ti…

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