Trey Burke grew up in the shadow of another Big Ten university. Mitch McGary was more of a baseball fan as a kid, and still dreams of a World Series for the Chicago Cubs.
They are now part of a new generation of fabulous young Wolverines going to the Final Four, the first for Michigan since the Fab Five two decades ago, after a dominating performance Sunday in the South Regional final.
Michigan scored the game's first 13 points and led by double figures the rest of the way in a 79-59 rout of Florida, the Southeastern Conference regular-season champion with a senior-filled roster and playing its third consecutive regional final.
''I'm sure the Fab Five is proud of us. We still have some work to do. We're not done,'' said McGary, who scored eight points and had six rebounds in that opening spurt and is one of three freshman starters.
That fast start was much different than two days earlier against top-seeded Kansas, when the No. 4 Wolverines (30-7) had ...