Moritz Wagner was the star for the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, but Charles Matthews has been the unsung hero all tournament.
The sophomore and former Kentucky Wildcat is averaging 16.6 points during the NCAA Tournament.
Matthews finished with 17 points and five rebounds. His one assist came during Michigan’s 12-0 run, hitting Wagner for a 3-pointer.
“He was great,” senior Duncan Robinson said of Matthews. “We are at our best when he is really aggressive; tonight was no different. He as a big reason why we came out with a win.”
Matthews sealed Michigan’s trip to the championship on Monday with a dunk with 1:34 remaining, putting Michigan up 10 points.
Charles Matthews sends Loyola home. Cinderella had a heck of a run. pic.twitter.com/Rz4PBVInbI
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 1, 2018
“I was just trying to help my team win, do whatever I can to help the team win,” Matthews said. “I’m trying to get Coach B a national title, that’s my goal. That’s why I want to win.”
I will be rooting for Matthews and Michigan on Monday, and I hope all of Big Blue Nation will be too.