When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four.
John Beilein conjured up the highlight-reel catch that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman made during New England's game-tying drive in the Super Bowl, and said the Wolverines should keep that sort of play — an outlier, as he called it — in mind.
"The point with the Super Bowl catch was that Edelman, he willed that catch," Beilein said Wednesday. "We have to will stuff to happen. You have to work hard. I really stressed the outlier things, too."
Michigan's road from the bubble to the Sweet 16 continues Thursday night with a game against...