One moment revealed everything.

It showed Jordan Morgan’s intelligence and his determination and his heart and his basketball IQ; and that one play propelled Michigan into the Elite Eight.

There were less than 10 seconds to play, as Michigan held onto a one-point lead.

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee’s best player, was dribbling the ball, ready to make a move, and Morgan knew what was coming.

“He loves to go middle,” Morgan said.

Man on man. For the game. Who would win?

Morgan beat him to the spot, set his feet and forced a charge that led to Michigan’s 73-71 victory.

“I just know he likes to play bully ball,” Morgan said. “I don’t know. I just was there. It’s just something I do. I take charge, that’s what I do.”

And this young surprising team is heading back to the Elite Eight.

“We weren’t young when Jordan Morgan stood in there and took a great charge, one that we will remember for a long time,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “He took it as an insult, I think, that they were just going to take him one-on-one.”

Stokes thought it was a bad call.

“No, no, I don’t think I fouled him,” Stokes said. “But it was a smart play for him to try to take the charge. He pretty much anticipated it.”

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin wasn’t sure if it was the right call. “To give you an exact answer I have to go back and watch film,” Martin said. “But he was moving. Both guys were moving.”

Coming into the game, it appeared that Tennessee was going to have a huge advantage in the post.

But Stokes wasn’t much of a factor. Morgan outplayed him, scoring a team-high 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

“We heard all week about they had mismatches and how we couldn’t guard them inside,” Morgan said, after holding Stokes to 11 points and only six rebounds. “I guess people forgot we play in the Big Ten and we won the Big Ten outright. So we’re not really soft around here. That’s not who we are. We lift a lot of weights. So it’s just, I don’t know, it’s a pride thing for us. We’re not about to get punked.”

The other big man for Tennessee, Jeronne Maymon, a big, massive rebounding machine who is built like a 6-foot-8 tree trunk, wasn’t a factor either. He was assigned to guard Glenn Robinson III, and Maymon had to follow Robinson out on the perimeter, way out of the paint, and Robinson just blew by him.

Before you could blink, Maymon got into foul trouble and played just six minutes in the first half.

“I tried to be strong in the post,” Robinson said, after scoring 13 points. “And I think the guards did a great job of helping me out down low by scratching down and giving me a little bit of help.”

So Morgan was fantastic in the paint, which negated the Volunteers’ strength.

And the Wolverines were outstanding on the perimeter, especially in the first half.

Michigan missed only two three-pointers in the first half, while making seven.

Some were classic, set-up threes. But others left you shaking your head.