Detroit News writers James Hawkins and John Niyo break down Michigan's 64-63 win on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


Now that the NCAA Tournament field has been reduced to 16 teams, Michigan has the fourth-best odds (tied with Kentucky) to win the national championship. says Michigan and Kentucky are 7-1 to claim the title, following Villanova (18-5), Duke (4-1) and Kansas (6-1).

Michigan’s opponent in the Sweet 16, Texas A&M, has 30-1 odds.

Michigan advanced to the Sweet 16 by defeating Houston on Saturday night on Jordan Poole’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Syracuse, which defeated Michigan State on Sunday, has 80-1 odds, 15th among the 16 teams remaining.

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Villanova 18-5

Duke 4-1

Kansas 6-1

Kentucky 7-1

Michigan 7-1

Gonzaga 8-1

Purdue 10-1

West Virginia 12-1

Texas Tech 15-1

Texas A&M 30-1

Nevada 50-1

Clemson 60-1

Florida State 60-1

Kansas State 60-1

Syracuse 80-1

Loyola Chicago 100-1