Found April 09, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Trey Burke
TEAMS:
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 Trey Burke 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 keyed by four Luke Hancock triples. At the end of a fabulous first half Michigan held a 38-37 lead. Michigan went on an 8-2 run to open the second half. Then Louisville took control and they were able to maintain a 4-5 point lead for most of the half. They stretched it out to their largest lead, 10 points, with 3:16 to play. Michigan kept fighting and had closed the gap to 78-74 with 50 seconds left. Peyton Siva missed a shot. Caris LeVert pulled down the rebound, but his momentum carried him just out of bounds. So instead of Michigan with the ball and a chance to close the lead to two or one point, the Cardinals maintained possession and two Luke Hancock free throws later they extended their lead to 80-74. Michigan shot 52% from the field, compared to 46% for the Cardinals, but in the end Louisville, led by Siva, was able to capture the National Championship. 3 stars 1. Trey Burke was limited to 6 first half minutes because he picked up two quick fouls. He played all 20 minutes in the second half and finished with a game-high 24 points. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. 2. Spike Albrecht was sensational in the first half with 17 points and 4-4 shooting from beyond the arc. He would not score in the second half, but it was his first half heroics that ignited the Wolverines early. 3. Glenn Robinson III finished with 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and was 6-8 from the free throw line. News and notes Michigan scored 13 second-chance points in the first half, more than it has scored in 30 games this season. Louisville had 9 steals in the game and won the turnover battle 9-12. We now wait to find out which of Michigan’s players will jump early to the NBA. On the watch list are Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. Stay connected with our coverage by subscribing to our Michigan Basketball feed. You can follow us on Twitter Rob White and Joe White
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Trey Burke adds Naismith Player of the Year award to collection

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...

Burke, McGary foul trouble dooms Wolverines

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...

Burke's big title game not enough for Michigan

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...

Trey Burke, Peyton Siva And The Heroic Point Guard

Bring up the name Ed Cota or Wayne Turner to a fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels or the Kentucky Wildcats. Bring up the name Bobby Hurley or Mateen Cleaves to a fan of the Duke Blue Devils or the Michigan State Spartans. It could be Mike Bibby, Andre Miller, Mario Chalmers, or Khalid [...]The post Trey Burke, Peyton Siva And The Heroic Point Guard appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Michigan facing NBA questions after Final Four run

After falling just short of a national title in a loss to Louisville, Trey Burke was asked about his relationship with Michigan coach John Beilein. ''The respect I have for Coach Beilein is at an all-time high and it will always be,'' Burke said. ''Throughout my college career, throughout whatever my opportunities are after college, he's just the guy...

Video: Michigan's Spike Albrecht lights up Louisville

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...

Does Louisville have a chance Monday?

The consensus player of the year, who seemingly has spent every waking moment this week corralling the hardware that goes with all these awards, ended up having a mediocre, pedestrian night. If someone told you what Michigan point guard Trey Burke's stat line would look like against Syracuse's previously impenetrable 2-3 zone in Saturday night's Final Four game -- 1...

END OF THE LINE: Michigan falls to Louisville in NCAA Title Game

Michigan’s title hopes came to an end Monday night as the Wolverines fell to No. 1 Louisville 82-76 from Atlanta. Trey Burke led all scorers with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Spike Albrecht had 17 points off the bench. And speaking of Albrecht he certainly looked like a man possessed in the first half sinking three after three looking very much non-freshman like. However...

What They’re Saying: National writers on Michigan-Louisville

Dustin Johnston Michigan will play for a National Championship tonight as it faces Louisville (9:21 p.m., CBS) at the Georgia Dome. Louisville is a four point favorite at most sports books but we’ve rounded up a handful of predictions, opinions and analysis on tonight’s game. John Gasaway likes Louisville, emphasizing that the Cardinals don’t need to force turnovers to win...

Transcript: John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht after championship loss

Dustin Johnston 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...

NO SHAME: Michigan falls short in National Title Game

Michigan’s title hopes came to an end Monday night as the Wolverines fell to No. 1 Louisville 82-76 from Atlanta. Trey Burke led all scorers with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Spike Albrecht had 17 points off the bench. And speaking of Albrecht he certainly looked like a man possessed in the first half sinking three after three looking very much non-freshman like. However...

Video: Michigan’s Final Four postgame press conference

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.
Wolverines News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.