Found April 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Sometimes it's not how many fouls your team has but which players have them. That was the case for Michigan on Monday night in Atlanta, where the Wolverines lost the NCAA championship game to Louisville, 82-76. With Trey Burke exiled to the bench with two fouls for most of the first half and Mitch McGary being yanked in and out of the game, especially after picking up his fourth foul in the second half, Michigans two most important players sat too long. Even though Michigan extended their lead to 12 points with Burke out -- thanks to the hot shooting of Spike Albrecht -- when Louisvilles Luke Hancock started to shoot the Cardinals back into the game, Burkes presence could have controlled the pace and slowed down Hancock. Instead, a 12-point lead evaporated to a single point at halftime, and in the second half, a relentless Louisville defensive attack and dominance on the offensive glass gassed the youthful Wolverines. McGary looked overwhelmed and tentative, in part, becau...
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