2012-2013 Season

50 in 50 series: No. 13 Michigan

Michigan ranks 13th in ESPN’s series ranking the top 50 basketball programs in the last 50 years.

13. Michigan (360 points)

Positives: Won 1989 national title; also made five other Final Fours; 12 regular-season conference titles; 13 consensus All-Americans; 10 top-10 draft picks.

Negatives: Lost 16 points due to sanctions and vacated wins; just one regular-season conference title since 1986; missed NCAA tournament for 10 straight seasons (1999-2008).

Fun fact: In a seven-season stretch from 1988 to ’94, the Wolverines reached the Sweet 16 five times. They haven’t been back since.

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