This past season provided theatrics for the Michigan Wolverines. National Runner Ups a year ago, the Wolverines bounced back with an Elite 8 appearance and a Big Ten regular season championship -- a feat not accomplished in many decades in Ann Arbor.
When you look back at the season that Michigan had, there are many games that jump right off the pages. Instant classics, back-and-forth affairs, and a couple of slobberknockers were had in the 2013-14 season. For the purpose of this post, however, we could only boil it down to three.
And it was a tall, tough task to do just that.
3. vs. Arizona, Dec. 14: The aftermath of this game provided for a remarkable run by the Wolverines, as they would finish the season with just three more losses. But it was this contest against the terrific Arizona Wildcats that showed exactly what Michigan could bring to the table. They fought tooth and nail with the Wildcats in this contest in Ann Arbor, and while John Beilein's club was handed a tough defeat, this was certainly one of the best games of the entire season.
2. at Michigan State, Jan. 25: A spirited run by the Wolverines in the final moments of this game in East Lansing catapulted Michigan to the top of the Big Ten standings. Despite taking the three losses that they did towards the end of the season, Michigan never wavered in this one. Nik Stauskas' big time performance, and memorable three-pointer to drill any hopes that Sparty had of defeating their in-state rival in the Breslin Center.
1. vs. Kentucky, Marc. 30: Yes, this was a loss as well, but you would find it hard pressed to find a better game involving the Michigan Wolverines all season long, let alone a better game in general. And what a battle this was, eventually ending at the hands of Aaron Harrison's last second three-pointer in Indianapolis. Michigan's season came to a heartbreaking end as a result, but they certainly went out with a bang.