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While previewing tonight's championship match-up between Michigan and Louisville, GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb was joined by former Michigan standout,Jimmy King. They broke down the Maize & Blue's advantages and potential pitfalls, the sudden emergence of Mitch McGary, the multiple salutes to the Fab 5 by this year's team, and the possibility (or lack thereof) of a Fab 5 reunion in Atlanta tonight.
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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 center Mitch McGary is the talk of the tournament. Check out what he did last summer by shattering a backboard. Here is what I wrote at the time.
Mitch McGary is one of the best basketball players in the class of 2012. The power forward recently narrowed his list of schools down to 6; they include Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky.
Mitch McGary has been the story of the NCAA tournament leading into tonight's championship game. Now Michigan's talented frosh hopes to write another memorable chapter. The Wolverines' star big man met with the media to discuss the trust he recently earned from his teammates and coaches, the freedom he has to be a playmaker on the floor, the challenges Louisville presents...
Mitch McGary has been all over the news. He makes the team whole. He's one of the top freshman ever in the NCAA Tournament. He rides a unicycle!
A lot of this is hyperbole written by people who have watched him play parts of five games this season. When a story begins "The legend of Mitch McGary," then you know you've got a problem. But part of it is genuine...
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...
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...
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 →
On Sunday's GoBlueWolverine Radio Hour, LIVE from Atlanta, GA, site of 2013's Final Four, Sam Webb, Andre Barthwell, Kyle Bogenschutz, and Tom Beaver discuss Michigan's advance to the NCAA championship game. The crew reflected upon another stellar performance by Mitch McGary vs Syracuse, the valuable contributions from the bench, discussed the upcoming battle with Louisville...
Tweet Michigan is up 38-37 over Louisville at halftime of the NCAA men’s basketball national championship, thanks in large part to the hot shooting of freshman guard Spike Albrecht (6-7 FG, 4-4 3-pt, 17 pts). But this highlight is courtesy of classmate Mitch McGary, who blocked Cardinals guard Russ Smith at one end then [...]
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...
The 2013 season is over and the race to share early opinions for next year is on…which makes for some entertaining reading.
If you’re an Iowa fan whose team hasn’t been ranked in the preseason AP poll since 2002 and not ranked at all since the end of the 2006 season? It’s VERY entertaining reading.
Here are a few of the ‘early polls’ or thoughts. I have created a...
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.