Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 3/28/13
Bryan Fuller It’s been addressed exhaustively throughout the week leading up to Michigan’s Sweet Sixteen meeting with Kansas on Friday evening: the battle between Mitch McGary and Kansas senior center Jeff Withey. Withey is an experienced seven-footer and arguably the best shot blocker in the country. McGary is a frenetic, 6-foot-11 freshman energy man that enters the Sweet Sixteen after playing the best games of his career in the NCAA tournament. While no individual matchup determines a game entirely, the battle at the five position will undoubtedly influence who prevails on Friday night at Cowboys Stadium. One of the Michigan coaching staff’s chief concerns regarding Withey is his ability to protect the rim. The key will be pulling Withey outside of his comfort zone, the low post. “I think for us, tomorrow, we want to make sure he’s moving around a lot, so he doesn’t have the luxury of being able to stand around and hone in on one particular possession. I think that’s key,” Michig...
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