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Which player has benefited most from the NCAA Tournament? That question deserves a complicated answer. And probably is more the fodder for blogs and pundit shows looking to talk about something and draw wild conclusions over singular games (Yes, I just insulted myself).
The reactions to Florida Gulf Coast's Randy Enfield jumping from Florida's West Coast to the actual West Coast has drawn reactions across the spectrum, with many wondering if he was hired based solely on two games. Two games is hardly a representative sample size.
For many NBA fans though, the NCAA Tournament is the first exposure to the top draft prospects. This year that meant bad news for Marcus Smart, Shabazz Muhammad and Ben McLemore. All three struggled in their games in the spotlight. McLemore, the presumed No. 1 pick (if there is such thing as a presumption in a draft like this), shot only 10 for 39 from the floor -- although he finished with 20 points in Kansas' overtime loss to Michigan ...
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It looked like Michigan was headed home than Trey Burke decided to take over. He scored all of 23 points in the 2nd half and overtime and he hit a deep three pointer to send the game into overtime. Michigan beat Kansas by 2 and went on to cruise past Florida in the Elite 8. This is Michigan’s first trip to the Final Four since the Fab 5.
“We never had the mindset that we...
Michigan's sophomore PG was voted to the 10-member John R. Wooden All-America Team as well as the Associated Press All-America first team today.
Spike Albrecht shined while Trey Burke sat.
After all that, Michigan and Louisville were still pretty much even. Then the Wolverines couldn't stop Louisville in the second half.
With Burke on the bench in early foul trouble, the seldom-used Albrecht scored 17 points in the first half, and the Wolverines led by 12 in Monday night's national title game. But that lead was...
Friday, Trey Burke hit the biggest shot of March Madness so far, and in doing so, gave his Michigan Wolverines a chance to win in Atlanta. (MGoBlog, Flickr)
In order for a sports miracle to happen, typically, a number of separate things have align cosmically in the universe and go perfectly right. The result of that happening, though, often drives teams to bigger success.
THREE REASONS MICHIGAN WILL WIN:
TREY BURKE: It is always a big advantage to have the best player on the floor, especially if he's going to have the ball in his hands. Burke is a consensus first-team All-America and a contender for nearly every player of the year award. The only reason he probably won't be the 1 pick in June's NBA draft is that teams are nervous about...
Trey Burke of Final Four-bound Michigan and Indiana teammates Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were among 10 players selected to the John R. Wooden All-American team on Monday.
The Wooden Award for the college basketball player of the year will be announced this weekend at the Final Four in Atlanta. The winner will be honored at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on April 12.
With Michigan wiping the floor with Gator blood all game long Sunday, Glenn Robinson III added insult to injury with this alley-oop slam from Trey Burke in the second half.
Nothing was stopping Michigan Sunday, not even three Florida players in the lane. Truly impressive.
h/t: The Big Lead
Michigan's floor leader on his team's mentality heading into the Final Four, the memorable performances in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight, the mentoring he is receiving from Jalen Rose, and more.
A basketball player in the zone can win a game.
An entire team in the zone? That has Michigan in its first Final Four since the Fab Five were the biggest thing in the land.
Instead of needing a Trey Burke miracle like they did against Kansas, the Wolverines blew favored Florida off the floor, booking a place in Atlanta with an easy 79-59 victory in the South region final.
Another fabulous group of young players has Michigan headed back to the Final Four.
Led by Big Ten player of the year Trey Burke and sharp-shooting guard Nik Stauskas, one of three freshman starters, the Wolverines dominated Florida right from tipoff, scoring the game's first 13 points and routing the Gators 79-59 in the South Regional final Sunday.
''A lot of guys...
It’s really no surprise that the Michigan Wolverines are the last Big Ten team standing after Sunday’s 79-59 dispatching of Florida in the South Regional Final. This has been a team that has seen numerous players thrive at different points of the season and now with possibly two games left, the match up problems they cause are numerous.
Destiny could have been in the Michigan...
Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III connected on this insane alley-oop during Michigan's Elite Eight showdown against the Florida Gators.
Trey Burke's insane alley-oop pass to Glenn Robinson III served as the exclamation point in Michigan's Elite Eight win over the Florida Gators.
During Michigan’s drubbing of Florida on their way to the Final Four, Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III had no issues on their chemistry. Evidence is below in the form of a second half monster alley-oop.
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