First-year Michigan coach Juwan Howard complimented his team after their title-winning run at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Michigan beat Gonzaga 82-64 to win the tournament, representing their second straight win over a top-10 opponent. 

Michigan beat UNC on Thursday.

"It's gratifying to be able to hold up that trophy and say, you know what? All that sacrifice we put through, all the hard work we put in, it was well worth it. Well, I'm sure we're on the map now,'' said Howard.

Michigan could become the 6th team since the AP Poll expanded to 25 teams to jump from unranked to top 10 in one week.