Go Ahead, Tiger Fans, Growl! You're Number One in College Basketball. 

"Well, we knocked off the bastard," Sir Edmund Hillary famously said after climbing Mount Everest. U of M fans may be tempted to say the same thing after the Tigers reached the mountaintop this weekend -- Number One in college basketball. What a climb it's been!

Read Frank Murtaugh’s take on the Big Moment at ”Sports Beat”.


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