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Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points after halftime, including a long, tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and Michigan rallied to beat Kansas 87-85 in the South Regional semifinals Friday night.
The fourth-seeded Wolverines wiped out a 10-point Kansas lead in the last 3 minutes of regulation, and Burke gave them their first lead since early in the game with another long 3 to open Michigan's scoring in overtime.
Michigan (29-7) reached the regional finals for the first time since the Fab Five era 19 years ago, the last time they were in the round of 16.
Ben McLemore had 20 points to lead the Jayhawks (31-6), who looked to be on their way to a third straight regional final before Michigan's improbable rally.
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Michigan found themselves down 10 to the Kansas Jayhawks with 2:30 seconds, but the Wolverines went on a huge run run which was capped off with Trey Burkes 30FT heave with 4.2 seconds left: Burke had zero points at the half, and finished the second with 18.
In case you didn't know--Michigan's Trey Burke has got game.
That doesn't do the man justice--Trey Burke has got some crazy, whack, mad serious game (that sounded cooler in my head, but you get the idea, right? The man is something else!).
He has proved it all season long playing well enough for many to call him the front runner for player of the year in Division...
Trey Burke and the Michigan Men's Basketball team are moving on to the Elite 8 for the first time since 1994. I can't actually talk about this yet without my heart still racing or without me getting emotional. Yes, I'm that girl.I was out for happy hour with my friend David & we watched the Michigan/Kansas basketball game in a bar where I'm confident I was the...
Trey Burke, the nation's best point guard, was unconscious in the 2nd half and overtime. 23 points. All in that span.
Mitch McGary was great, too, finishing with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
Michigan will play the winner of the Florida in-state rivalry game in the Elite Eight on Sunday.
UPDATE: Michigan will play Florida at 2:20pm ET. The game...
Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was still playing this late in the NCAA tournament.
That regional final 19 years ago, a loss that ended the Fab Five era, was played in a building that no longer exists. Where Reunion Arena once stood near downtown Dallas is now a vacant lot about 20 minutes from where the Wolverines finally get another chance to get back...
The Sweet Sixteen was awesome. Another great two days of college basketball. We saw Trey Burke lead Michigan to an unbelievable comeback win against Kansas. We saw Aaron Craft and Ohio State on the brink of elimination again, but nonetheless prevail, and we even saw Syracuse’s zone stifle arguably the most potent offense in college basketball. But all those games are over, and...
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were also available to the media on Saturday afternoon to discuss Sunday’s matchup with Florida. Watch Burke reflect on his late 3-pointer against Kansas and Hardaway discuss the leadership on Michigan’s roster in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway after the jump.
Michigan is going to the Final Four.
The Wolverines left no doubt in Arlington, Texas as they dismantled the Florida Gators from the opening tip. Michigan opened the game on a tear as 13-0 start turned into a 23-5 lead which ballooned to 41-17 late in the first half. Florida would make things more competitive in the second half but never truly threatened the Wolverines as they coasted...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - 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.
Dunk City has been relocated to Ann Arbor, Mich., or Arlington, Tex., or something.
As part of Michigan’s 47-30 dominant half over Florida, Trey Burke hit Glenn Robinson III on an alley oop reminiscent of what we saw so often from Florida Gulf Coast University this NCAA Tournament (someone had to take over for the Eagles as “most entertaining team left in March Madness”).
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...
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium after Michigan’s win over Kansas. Watch the press conference in the embedded media player below.
Read the full press conference transcript here.
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary were all on the podium on Thursday afternoon to preview Michigan’s matchup with Kansas on Friday evening. Read comments from all four below.
COACH BEILEIN: Obviously we’re thrilled to be in this situation right now with 16 teams still vying for a National Championship. Our team is excited about this opportunity...
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.
Last night’s Elite Eight games were pretty amazing. Syracuse/Marquette was a classic Big East, physical brawl that proved Cuse was the real deal. The Ohio State/Wichita State was one for the ages. I didn’t think the Shockers could pull off the upset, but they proved that they were the better team, at least for last night. However, when the Elite Eight schedule was released, I...