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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 30: Mike Smith #12 of the Michigan Wolverines dribbles against Tyger Campbell #10 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half in the Elite Eight round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Michigan was the last Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, and now, they’re out.

Tuesday night (March 30), and the Wolverines fell to UCLA in a 51-49 loss in the East Regional final at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

UCLA, who defeated Michigan State earlier in the tournament, will advance to the Final Four.

“It’s very disappointing for our guys, working extremely hard this year, coming down to one possession,” Michigan coach Juwan Howard said in a press conference. “And that’s how it goes sometimes. The game of basketball, there’s one or two possessions that could really either help you or hurt you.

“And for us, you know, we came up short. It’s gonna be tough to sleep tonight.”

Check out photos from the game below.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at and tweet at her @AnneErickson!