March 24, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein and players sing the fight song after the 58-54 victory against the Florida State Seminoles in the championship game of the West regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at STAPLES Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 3-seed Michigan Wolverines just beat the No. 9-seed Florida State 58-54 in an Elite Eight game that wasn’t very pretty.

Michigan shot 38.8% from the field and 32.2% from three-point range, while the Seminoles were even worse at 32.2% from the field and 23.5% from behind the arc. Only four players in the game scored at least 10 points, and Michigan’s Charles Matthews was the game’s leading scorer with 17 points.

But Michigan doesn’t care how ugly it was (and head coach John Beilein is surely proud of their defensive effort, at least); a win’s a win and they’re going to San Antonio to play in the Final Four. The victory was also a program-record 32nd win on the season, a pretty notable accomplishment for a storied program.

The Final Four berth is Michigan’s first since 2013, and their eighth in program history.

And in the Final Four, the Wolverines will meet the tournament’s Cinderella, No. 11-seed Loyola-Chicago. The Ramblers continued their stunning run with their best performance yet in a 78-62 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Vegas has Michigan opening as a 6-point favorite vs Loyola:

So, we know that Loyola-Chicago and Michigan will represent half of the Final Four, and we’ll find out the additional two teams on Sunday after the Kansas-Duke and Villanova-Texas Tech games.

Here’s some more of what Twitter had to say about Michigan’s win:

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