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Michigan's Moe Wagner brings emotion, exuberance to Final Four

Posted: 6:22 PM, Mar 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-30 18:22:27-04
Michigan's Moe Wagner brings emotion, exuberance to Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Michigan forward Moe Wagner isn't really trying to be the kind of player the opposition hates.

It's just kind of happened that way because of the emotion and exuberance the 6-foot-11 German brings to the court.

"I remember there was a game and I walked off after halftime, and I asked coach why do they hate me so much, because sometimes I don't understand it either," Wagner said. "I'm just out there having fun, expressing myself. That's just me. I do that at practice too, so people that know me know that. ... It's not that big of a deal."

Wolverines senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who has a more even-keeled approach on the court, shared how Wagner calms down during timeouts.

"He talks in German. We let him calm down, and he gets right back out there," Abdur-Rahkman said.

Coach John Beilein said Wagner "enters into third person. He starts talking to Moe. When he starts talking to Moe, we are quiet and let him talk to himself."