Posted March 25, 2013 on michigan.scout.com
Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer chats one-on-one with GoBlueWolverine's Kyle Bogenschutz after the Wolverines punched their ticket to the Sweet 16. Among the topics, Mitch McGary's strong play, Spike Albrecht, and what this team has been waiting for.
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