Michigan is just one win away from reaching the pinnacle of college basketball.

Tuesday night, Michigan will take the floor against UCLA with a trip to the Final Four hanging in the balance. While the Wolverines proved to be one of the best teams all season long, they’ve had to make this NCAA Tournament run without Isaiah Livers, the leading 3-point shooter and versatile scorer.

Still, Michigan has been able to post victories over Texas Southern, LSU and Florida State to reach the Elite Eight. And if it gets a win over UCLA, it’ll put Juwan Howard back in the Final Four, the first time as a head coach.


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College basketball expert Andy Katz believes Michigan will get the win over UCLA Tuesday night, but he had some keys to victory. Here’s what Katz believes to be important for the Wolverines in the game against the Bruins:

Michigan earned a No. 1 seed for this year’s NCAA Tournament, while UCLA is an 11-seed and has had to work its way from the play-in game to the Elite Eight. It should be a fun contest on Tuesday night.

Tip-off is set for 9:57 p.m. ET and the game will air on TBS.