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Michigan coach John Beilein (BEE'-line) briefly lost track of how long it's been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Sixteen years, he said. No, 18. Wait. 19.
He was right the third time, but here's how to make it a little simpler. The Fab Five era of the early 1990s was the last time the No. 4 seed Wolverines (28-7) made it this far.
For top-seeded Kansas (31-5) -- the opponent in the South Regional semifinals Friday night -- Fab Five means something more like five trips at least this far in the past six NCAA tournaments, not to mention a championship in 2008 and another appearance in the title game last year.
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John Beilein returned to the locker room after his press conference to answer some additional questions about Michigan’s thrilling win over Kansas. Watch the coach in the embedded media player below:
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He's not going to do it.
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Now that Michigan has finally made it back to the second week of the NCAA tournament, coach John Beilein will admit that, yes, this was a pretty important step for the Wolverines.
''We were really proud that we could get the team to the NCAA tournament in 2009 and get back there in `11. That only can go so far,'' Beilein said. ''You've got to keep getting...
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.
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The Michigan Wolverines and The Michigan State Spartans are both set to play Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan is up first at 7:37 PM ET, as they are taking on the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Next is MSU at 9:45 PM ET, and they are taking on [...]
Michigan’s hero, Trey Burke, was available in the locker room after the Wolverines’ stunning comeback over Kansas. Watch Burke in the embedded media player below and find his teammates Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan after the jump.