It’s safe to assume the Michigan fans watching the Wolverines dance into the Elite Eight on Friday night — in particularly stunning fashion — allowed themselves plenty of time to celebrate the victory. They read stories about the game, pored over quotes, marveled at the historic nature of the win and probably enjoyed a couple beverages.
While the fans were allowed to take a day to revel, the Michigan team certainly wasn’t.
With a quick turnaround to their Elite Eight game on Sunday afternoon against Florida, the challenge for the Wolverines was forgetting a night so unforgettable. When asked about his 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime on Friday, Trey Burke said some perfunctory words about how far away it was, but quickly focused on the future.
“But that’s in the past and we’ve got to get ready for Florida tomorrow.”
Forgetting about Friday’s game is far from an easy task. Burke received over 200 text messages from friends and family and certainly saw his face plastered to th...