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The Detroit Sports Site:
The fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines and fifth-seeded VCU Rams will open Saturday’s Round 3 action in the NCAA Tournament with a 12:15 p.m. ET tip. The game will be the first of two at The Palace of Auburn Hills, with Michigan State and Memphis doing battle in game two, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Michigan-VCU.
The Rams are coming off a 46-point win over Akron on Thursday and are just two years removed from a Final Four berth, but they’ll be underdogs Saturday:
Michigan opens as a 2.5-point favorite against VCU for tomorrow afternoon’s game.
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2013
Michigan is coming off a 71-56 win over South Dakota State in Round 2 — a victory that was made more impressive by the fact that star point guard Trey Burke suffered through an awful shooting night.
The Wolverines and Rams have had no previous meetings.
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Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke talks about his confidence in his teammates, how he feels physically after the nasty fall against SDSU, and bouncing back after a rare subpar performance.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan point guard Trey Burke isn't just the team's best player; he's also the Big Ten player of the year and a finalist for the John Wooden Award, presented to the national player of the year.
South Dakota State point guard Nate Wolters has almost identical credentials, albeit in a lesser conference, the Summit League.
As a result, the matchup...
During the lead-up to Thursday’s game between Michigan and South Dakota State at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the two players who have commanded the most attention are also the two players who command each team’s offense: Trey Burke and Nate Wolters.
Both teams rely on their star point guards for most of their offense, both Burke and Wolters have usage rates around 30 percent...
Nate Wolters helped contain Trey Burke, so in the much-anticipated matchup of star point guards, South Dakota State more than held its own.
It was the rest of the Michigan lineup the Jackrabbits had trouble with.
Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan overcome a rough night for Burke in a 71-56 NCAA...
After the highs and lows of a 34 game season, Michigan’s year will remembered by its NCAA tournament performance. The Wolverines will hope to avoid a repeat early upset tonight as they battle South Dakota State in a round of 64 tournament clash. Nate Wolters vs. Trey Burke will grab all of the headlines but both teams feature their fair share of offensive talent and shooting accuracy...
by Cakes Fisher
DC/Maryland Bureau Reporter
Trey Burke Will Be Dealing With VCU's Press/
“Wake up!” the Saturday noon special or brunch blockbuster starts the college action off on the main network feed. Promising to be an excellent match up between the talented Wolverines and the swarming Rams, the guard play will be the determining factor in this South...
Trey Burke versus Nate Wolters is the matchup everyone is waiting to see.
Turns out Michigan and South Dakota State have more in common than just their star point guards.
''They don't turn over a lot, we don't turn over a lot,'' Jackrabbits coach Scott Nagy said. ''They don't foul, we don't foul. There are a lot of similarities, so I think...
Throughout the first half of Michigan’s 71-56 defeat of South Dakota State on Thursday, Trey Burke simply did not look like the National Player of the Year candidate Michigan fans have watched all season. The Jackrabbits were shutting down the middle and Burke was seeing jumpers rim out left and right.
It was obvious Burke was pressing. Michigan’s point guard finished the first...
VCU had a full half of its round of 64 match-up against Akron to think about its next opponent on Thursday evening, given the game was pretty much over at the break. The Rams took a 25-point lead on the Zips and never looked back, winning in impressive fashion, 88-42.
VCU’s famed “havoc” defense is often described as a full-court press, but it is perhaps more accurately described...
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium Wednesday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills to discuss Michigan’s Saturday afternoon NCAA tournament matchup with VCU. Read their comments in the full transcript below.
Q. I’m wondering if you could tell me what type of coach John Beilein is. If you could, please, elaborate and tell me does...
It was clear that Michigan was unfazed by VCU’s vaunted ‘havoc’ defense from the opening tip off. The Wolverines scored on six of their first seven possessions and never looked back.
Havoc didn’t lead to giveaways – although Trey Burke had a season high seven turnovers – instead it yielded open shot after open shot for John Beilein’s Wolverines. Michigan’s...