Posted March 25, 2013 on
Mitch McGary’s breakout NCAA tournament performances has cast Michigan’s Sweet 16 outlook in a much more favorable light. His charge now is to mimic those “monster” efforts against a much bigger and stronger foe in Kansas.

Michigan Basketball to face Kansas in Sweet 16

Michigan Basketball will play Kansas on Friday in a Sweet 16 matchup. Tip off is scheduled for 7:37 (EST) and the game will be televised on TBS. Kansas is the #1 seed in the South Region. They advanced to the Sweet 16 by edging past Western Kentucky on Friday and storming past North Carolina on Sunday. The Jayhawks are an outstanding defensive team. “The big thing that stands out...

Mitch McGary sets monster picks (GIF)

Mitch McGary is listed at 6’10″, 250 pounds.  But as far as VCU’s Briante Weber is concerned, McGary might as well be a brick wall.  Saturday during the third round of the NCAA Tournament, McGary knocked Weber into next week before Michigan knocked VCU out of the tournament. “The screen,” McGary said. “I guess I kind of have a football mentality, I played it growing...

Mitch McGary Screen Flattens VCU’s Briante Weber: Video

VCU coach Shaka Smart screamed at the refs that it was a foul. But Mitch McGary insisted after Michigan’s 78-53 NCAA Tournament win Saturday that his pick on Briante Weber was a clean play. The video evidence seems to support McGary, who set up shop at the top of the 3-point line and barely budged as Weber turned and ran headfirst into McGary’s shoulder. That vicious screen...

Would Michigan forward Mitch McGary ever suit up for the Wolverines’ football team?

Would the 6-foot-10 Mike McGary consider playing football for the Wolverines after Michigan's basketball season is over?

Double duty for Wolverines' McGary?

Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison won't be getting a new recruit to help out on the defensive line. Head basketball coach John Beilein just isn't willing to share. At their scheduled media availabilities on Tuesday, both coaches talked about Michigan's newest basketball star, 6-foot-10, 256-pound Mitch McGary. McGary has always been known as a high-energy...

Alexander Sees "Justice League" Potential

Has Michigan's version of Batman & Robin gained a new colleague? Bacari Alexander is encouraged by Mitch McGary’s recent progress, but the Wolverine assistant believes his prized pupil is just scratching the surface of his effectiveness.

Frosh McGary's energy lifts Michigan

(Eds: Updates.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer There are times when Mitch McGary gives his coach no choice but to pause and maybe take a deep breath before speaking. After a season of working with the 6-foot-10 freshman, John Beilein understands the drill. ''I've learned to wait for a minute - almost count to five - before I try and address him after he does something...

Form Tracker: March 25th, 2013

Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over two game segments. (Photo: Bryan Fuller) Mitch McGary: 9 (Last Week: 5.5) There’s no other way to put it: Mitch McGary had a career game on Saturday. Since taking over the starting job for Jordan Morgan at the beginning of the NCAA tournament, McGary has been awesome. His average over the past two games? 17 points...

Jeff Meyer: Kids have been "waiting for this"

Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer chats one-on-one with GoBlueWolverine's Kyle Bogenschutz after the Wolverines punched their ticket to the Sweet 16. Among the topics, Mitch McGary's strong play, Spike Albrecht, and what this team has been waiting for.

March Madness Update: Michigan Dominates VCU

It is hard to say sometimes that one team actually dominated another, but when a game is highlighted by plays like this, well--it's not that hard to say at all. VCU might have had a whole other half still to play--and there had been a number of big come-from-behind-wins-- but the tone on the scoreboard was set just as well as the pick. When Mitch McGary set it on VCU Briante...

What They’re Saying: National writers weigh in on Michigan’s Sweet 16 odds

When the NCAA tournament brackets were released just over a week ago, many had Michigan as a trendy upset pick and VCU as a trendy underdog Final Four team. Michigan handled South Dakota State and VCU by a combined 40 points as it cruised through its opening round games into the Sweet 16. Michigan, 10-1 all time in the Sweet 16, has gone from an oft-questioned high seeded team to...

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. VCU

1) Michigan isn’t bothered by ‘havoc’ in opening minutes The first few minutes of this game were going to be key for both teams. If Michigan came out playing poorly at the start, as the Wolverines have been known to do at times, it would be bad news. If the VCU forced Michigan into some early turnovers resulting in easy basket, the Wolverines could have found themselves with...

The State of Michigan heading to the Sweet 16

It was a good day for basketball fans in the State of Michigan, especially if you’re a fan of either Michigan or Michigan State. In the early game from the Palace, Michigan punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 with a 78-53 win over an up tempo VCU team that just came off an impressive win over Akron Thursday. Mitch McGary, who was just inserted into the starting lineup in the Round...
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