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Against Kansas, it was Jayhawk senior Jeff Withey saying that he felt he could “dominate” Mitch McGary, who “wasn’t very tall” in the paint. Against Florida, junior Patric Young talked about how McGary wasn’t much of a post scorer. There has been no shortage of bulletin-board material for Michigan so far this tournament. Teams seem to be itching to push the Wolverines’ buttons.
It doesn’t look like that will change with Syracuse. On Friday, Orange senior guard Brandon Triche elaborated on what he think of Syracuse’s individual match-ups against Michigan.
“We think we’ve got mismatches at every position.”
But that’s not all. Triche went into specifics when talking about his teammate, 6-foot-8 junior C.J. Fair matching up with Nik Stauskas.
“How tall is he? 6-6? So, a small forward? So he’ll probably guard CJ? CJ’s definitely gonna go at him,” Triche said. “That’s what we did with Jordan Hulls, with him being such a good 3-point shooter, we went at him every play, he got
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Michigan Basketball defeated Syracuse 61-56 on Saturday night. The Wolverines will play Louisville on Monday for the National Championship.
How the game was won
All week long we had about Syracuse and their vaunted zone defense. Michigan had the answer in the form of tournament sensation Mitch McGary. The freshman big man was like Godzilla in the middle of the zone defense...
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's players refused to respond in kind to verbal jabs hurled at them by Syracuse players heading into their Final Four clash, but the remarks clearly struck a chord with Mitch McGary. The freshman big man reflected upon how the Wolverines dealt with similar slights last week, in part saying, "Kansas did it... you saw what happened. Florida did it... you saw what happened...
You may have just gotten to know Michigan big-man Mitch McGary, but the freshman has been beasting way before Tournament, shattering backboards to be specific.
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...
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...
Three Michigan players who came up huge for Michigan in its 61-56 Final Four win over Syracuse were available after the game to speak with media about advancing to the National Title game. You can watch interviews with Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Spike Albrecht using the embedded media players below.
Robinson and Albrecht after the jump.
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.
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium after Michigan’s narrow Final Four victory over Syracuse. Read the comments from all three players and their coach in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: We’re so proud. I am so proud. But the university I know is so proud of these young men tonight. All our fans everywhere...
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.