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Score: No. 1 Louisville 82, No. 4 Michigan 76
Star(s): Louisville: Luke Hancock 22 Pts, 3 Ast. Michigan: Trey Burke 24 Pts, 4 Reb.
Story: In the end, it was Louisville’s hustle that ultimately wound up as the difference in the game. Despite Michigan shooting over 52% from the field, the Cardinals were able to scratch and claw their way to yet another come-from-behind victory. Louisville finished the game with more rebounds, assists, blocks and steals than Michigan – key stats in what was a very physical game.
The Wolverines came out on fire, and unheralded freshman Spike Albrecht hit his first four 3-point attempts on his way to a 17-point half. But in the first session’s final three minutes, Louisville was able to go on a 14-3 run to cut a 12-point deficit to just one. How? Luke Hancock, who would later win Final Four MOP, hit four 3-pointers in a row and seemingly couldn’t miss.
The second half was electric, with both teams trading the advantage for the first 15 minutes. But in cr...
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Trey Burke was awarded yet another Player of Year honor as the Naismith Player of the Year was announced at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening.
The Naismith award is the fourth major Player of the Year honor that Burke received this weekend in Atlanta. Burke also received Associated Press, John Wooden and USBWA Oscar Roberston Player of the Year awards...
Michigan Basketball lost to Louisville in the National Championship game on Monday night by a final score of 82-76. It was a bitter end to a fantastic season for the Wolverines.
How the game was lost
Powered by 17 points from Spike Albrecht, Michigan opened up a 12 point lead in the first half with three minutes left to play. Louisville countered with a 14-3 run that was...
Another day, another national player of the year award for Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke as today he was awarded the 2013 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.
Burke becomes the first Wolverine ever be honored with this award given out by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and only the fifth Big Ten player to receive said recognition.
The Naismith was the last of the major individual...
Luke Hancock made all five of his 3-pointers and led Louisville
to its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1986 with a
82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night.
With a national championship slipping away in the final minutes, Trey Burke raced back on defense and gave Michigan fans one more spectacular play to remember.
The 6-foot point guard hustled to the basket and leaped high in the air to block Peyton Siva on a Louisville fast break. There was only one problem: Burke was called for a foul.
No matter what the Wolverines and their best...
The Louisville Cardinals are you’re 2013 college basketball National Champions. Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76. After a crazy regular season where we saw the #1 team in the country fall numerous times, seems kind of wrong that the top overall seed in the tournament took home the trophy. However, the Cardinals deserved it 100%.
There were a few key factors that allowed Louisville...
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...
ATLANTA (AP) Their best player was struggling and one of their main backups was on the bench with a broken legs.
Louisville still had more than enough to win its third national title.
Luke Hancock made four straight 3-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals to their first national title since 1986...
Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best...
Michigan’s starting backcourt was also available in breakout sessions this afternoon. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas will face arguably the best pressure defense in the country on Monday evening and discussed the upcoming challenge. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
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...
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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...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Spike Albrecht had the time of his life in the first half for Michigan in the NCAA title game. With point guard Trey Burke on the bench in early foul trouble, Albrecht made all four of his 3-point shots in the half against Louisville. Michigan had a 38-37 lead at halftime, thanks to Albrecht's 17 points. Not bad for a freshman who was averaging 1.8 points...
With almost 10 minutes of game time gone by in Michigan’s 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday night, the Orange had jumped out to a 14-9 lead and the Wolverines were searching for offense.
Michigan’s usual scoring weapons — Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas — simply weren’t getting it done. Burke had missed the only two shots he took, Stauskas...
Last night Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Tournament National Championship Game. It was a fantastic game that featured a ton of fast break points and amazing guard play. Between Trey Burke, Peyton Siva and Russ Smith, there was plenty of excitement at the basket.
It was a great game and a lot of fun to watch.
Now the countdown to the Draft begins as we look...