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Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander touches on how words uttered from the Syracuse locker room will be utilized by the Wolverines, the development of Mitch McGary, the ability to get out in transition, and how the coaches keep a young team focused despite the distractions.
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Michigan basketball will play in their first NCAA championship game since 1993 when they square off with Louisville on Monday night for ultimate bragging rights. Their opponent will be the #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals. The game will air on CBS and tip is set for 9:20 eastern.
Michigan has now rolled through a 13-seed in South Dakota State, 5-seed VCU, 1...
Michigan center Mitch McGary is the talk of the tournament. Check out what he did last summer by shattering a backboard. Here is what I wrote at the time.
Mitch McGary is one of the best basketball players in the class of 2012. The power forward recently narrowed his list of schools down to 6; they include Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky.
Mitch McGary has been the story of the NCAA tournament leading into tonight's championship game. Now Michigan's talented frosh hopes to write another memorable chapter. The Wolverines' star big man met with the media to discuss the trust he recently earned from his teammates and coaches, the freedom he has to be a playmaker on the floor, the challenges Louisville presents...
Check out Michigan's Mitch McGary shut the door on Syracuse's opening possessions in the 2013 Final Four showdown.
Mitch McGary and the Michigan Wolverines withstood a second half Syracuse surge to hold on for a 61-56 win to advance to the National Championship Game.
Finishing the first half with a 21-8 run the Wolverines went into the break with a 36-25 lead over Syracuse after getting some very strong play from the bench. That solid play from Michigan’s reserves helped offset Trey Burke scoring...
While previewing tonight's championship match-up between Michigan and Louisville, GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb was joined by former Michigan standout,Jimmy King. They broke down the Maize & Blue's advantages and potential pitfalls, the sudden emergence of Mitch McGary, the multiple salutes to the Fab 5 by this year's team, and the possibility (or lack thereof)...
On Sunday's GoBlueWolverine Radio Hour, LIVE from Atlanta, GA, site of 2013's Final Four, Sam Webb, Andre Barthwell, Kyle Bogenschutz, and Tom Beaver discuss Michigan's advance to the NCAA championship game. The crew reflected upon another stellar performance by Mitch McGary vs Syracuse, the valuable contributions from the bench, discussed the upcoming battle with Louisville...
ATLANTA Here are three observations from Michigan's 61-56 win over Syracuse in Saturday's second semifinal in Atlanta, a victory that will match the Wolverines up with the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game:
1. Syracuse did not have the mismatches it maybe thought it did
During Friday's breakout sessions with players from all four teams, Syracuse...
Score: No. 4 Michigan 61, No. 4 Syracuse 56
Star(s): Syracuse: C.J. Fair 22 Pts, 7 Reb Michigan: Mitch McGary 10 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast.
Story: It’s over. The run many never expected from the Syracuse Orange has come to an end at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan jumped out to a lead in the first half, figuring out the zone defense that had stumped other teams in...
Michigan’s players were available to the media Friday afternoon to preview Saturday’s Final Four showdown with Syracuse. Recent Player of the Year Award winner Trey Burke was available along with teammates Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III to discuss all aspects of their match-up with the Orange.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
Watch Michigan’s press conference after its five point win over Syracuse on Saturday night as John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary face the media on the podium.
Read the full transcript here.