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On March 7, 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton put an actual pen to actual paper — imagine that, in this day and age — to write a friendly letter to then Michigan Wolverines star Chris Webber in the hopes that it would cheer up the Fab Five member when the young man was probably feeling as low as he ever felt in his fledgling, big-time basketball career. As you may recall, during the 1993 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, Webber had a mental gaffe for the ages. With the Wolverines down 73-71 to the North Carolina Tar Heels with 11 seconds remaining, Webber turned to a referee and called a timeout. Unfortunately, Michigan had no timeouts remaining, resulting in an assessment of a technical foul on the Wolverines and for all intents and purposes, effectively ending any hopes of Michigan pulling out a victory and a national championship. But Slick Willie knew C-Webb probably was reeling as a result of his mistake, so Clinton wrote him a nice note to express his deep...
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Spike Albrecht had never scored more than 7 points in any NCAA game until the National Title game when his Wolverines lost to Louisville 82-76. Spike was on fire for the first half and ended up with a career-high 17 points. Spike saw that Kate Upton had attended the game and decided that while he was personally on a roll he would Tweet at the two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit...
After Michigan's Spike Albrecht was done raining threes on the court, he took some time to holler at supermodel Kate Upton on Twitter.
John Beilein and Bacari Alexander were available at Michigan’s locker room after the Wolverines lost to Louisville in the championship game on Monday evening. Watch Michigan’s head coach and his assistant discuss the loss in the embedded media players below.
Alexander after the jump.
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...
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms. That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...
We think it is only appropriate to wrap up coverage of this year’s Final Four, which saw Louisville win their third National Title by defeating Michigan in the Championship Game. This isn’t nearly as funny as their past ventures, but we thoroughly enjoyed how it highlights Spike Albrecht’s crazy first half as he filled in for Trey Burke who sat out with foul trouble: Awesome...
Congratulations to Louisville in sealing what has been an entertaining National Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. But we should also send our congratulatory thoughts to Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse, as these four teams gave us a memorable weekend … Continue reading →
Trey Burke talks about the finals game, the Wolverines' great season, and his future.
Maybe you should read this in a few days.
Right now, in the hours after the game or even the next day, the weight and enormity of losing in the NCAA championship game feels crushing. The disappointment is acute and biting and it is very difficult to think about the game without feeling it.
“It hurts a lot,” Trey Burke said after Michigan’s 81-76 loss to Louisville...
That's it folks.
If you want to vent about the game, the refs, or something else negative, take it somewhere else. I'm not going to have it. I have as many problems with all of that as you do, but tonight is about something else. It's about this team.
You just watched the best Michigan team in 20 years put together a furious tournament run. Appreciate it.
March Madness is over and Luther is here to take you out with One Shining Moment.
Michigan’s season was always going to end like this. The ending just came two weeks later than anyone expected.
The Wolverines magical run...