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Moritz Wagner had Loyola-Chicago seeing stars.

And Michigan's star big man had Bill Raftery, well, not seeing at all.

Late in the 69-57 victory in the Final Four on Saturday night, Wagner went chasing a loose ball – and ended up barreling right into the broadcast table where Raftery, Grant Hill and Jim Nantz were ducking for cover.

While major disaster was averted, Raftery's glasses were a casualty.

"Where do I send this bill, by the way?" Raftery mused, in the final seconds of the game that would send Michigan to its seventh appearance in the national-championship game, and first since 2013.

Nantz joked that they'd have to find a replacement, ASAP, somewhere in the Alamodome.

After all, Raftery had another game to do, the nightcap between Villanova and Kansas.

Wagner was told during his postgame interview on TBS that he had broken Raftery's glasses, and Wagner being Wagner, he sounded sincerely sorry, and then added his typical touch of humor.

"Oh, I'm sorry Coach. I apologize," Wagner said. "I hope that's the only thing that broke."

Wagner then made his way over to Raftery, saying, "Where's Coach? Can you still see me?"

Wagner, a junior from Germany, had perhaps the best game of his career, when the Wolverines needed it most.

Michigan twice in the second half rallied from 10-point deficits, and Wagner usually was smack dab in the middle of the comeback, especially the second one, which he helped spark with a fadeaway 3 from the corner right in from of Michigan's bench.

Wagner finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

Hill called it, "One of the greatest Final Four performances I've ever seen."

At least Hill got to see all of it.

Raftery, not so much.

tpaul@detroitnews.com

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