Deuce2Sports has posted a story looking at conference tournament results for past Final Four participants. The concluding paragraph may provide some solace to Michigan fans:
So, the morel [sic] of the story is the expectations for your team in the NCAA Tournament should dictate how much stock you put into a conference tournament. If you think your team is a possible national champ then make sure it wins its first game. If the Final Four is your ceiling then don't sweat a conference tournament loss as much as the experts want you to.