Found April 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals held their mandatory press conferences on Sunday, but there's not much left to say. The nation's best offense will face the nation's best defense Monday night, and the winner will take home a national championship. For the Wolverines to earn their second NCAA tournament title, they'll need a big game from Trey Burke, who's won awards on almost a daily basis since the regular season ended. Burke's shot has been oddly inconsistent throughout the tournament, and he struggled badly Saturday to get anything going against the Syracuse press -- although his defense, passing and rebounding were crucial in the 61-56 victory. Monday's game should be a better matchup for him. Instead of facing Jim Boeheim's wall of long, athletic guards, Burke will be going up against players his own size and a defense that will let him run the pick-and-roll, which has helped turn Mitch McGary into a household name. That do...
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