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Terry Vandrovec is the South Dakota State beat reporter for the Argus Leader and he agreed to answer a couple of questions about the Jackrabbits and Thursday’s upcoming NCAA tournament game. You can find his work at the paper, on his blog or on Twitter. Terry wouldn’t go as far as picking an upset but does think that the Jackrabbits have what it takes to give Michigan a fight.
I guess I have to ask about Nate Wolters first. His statistics are impressive and that’s coming from someone who has watched Trey Burke play all season. Does he have a weakness? Has he struggled against any certain match-ups this season?
Coming into the season, there were questions about Wolters’ jump shot and his defense. He answered the first by regaining the shooting percentage of his sophomore season; he’s addressed the second more sporadically. Still, Coach Scott Nagy has accepted the blame for that, claiming that Wolters is one of the best defenders in the conference. It’s just that he plays so many min...
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Nate Wolters will need to deliver a huge performance for South Dakota State to upset Michigan on Thursday. (Photo via ESPN991.com)
With the Michigan Wolverines taking on South Dakota State on Thursday in Round 2 of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, The Detroit Sports Site asked Terry Vandrovec of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D., to help us learn a little more about the Jackrabbits...
Trey Burke picked up his first Player of the Year honor today, this one from Sports Illustrated.
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke has been named Sports Illustrated’s men’s college basketball Player of the Year. The announcement is scheduled to appear in this week’s SI NCAA tournament preview issue.
Burke becomes Michigan’s first national player of the year since...
Trey Burke has become the first Michigan player in almost 50 years to be named the Sports Illustrated national player of the year.
The sophomore, who was also named the Big Ten Player of the Year earlier this month, joins Cazzie Russell (1966) as the only Wolverines to win the Sports Illustrated award. He joined Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Kelly Olynyk...
Trey Burke versus Nate Wolters is the sort of guard match up that jumps off the page. Two of the top four most efficient players in the country, head-to-head in a game where defense is something of a footnote on the statistical resume of both teams.
The raw numbers are impressive by themselves. Burke averages 19.2 points, 6.7 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 turnovers per game. Wolters...
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits figured to be one of the NCAA Tournament’s most popular Cinderella picks, thanks to the point-scoring stylings of guard Nate Wolters. The Jackrabbits won the Summit League regular-season title at 13-3 (25-9 overall), then held off North Dakota State in the conference title game.
Let’s meet the Jackrabbits …
Who: South Dakota State Jackrabbits...
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...
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...
No one cares about your bracket. No one cares who your Final Four is, just like no one cares that you have North Carolina State upsetting Indiana or Harvard over New Mexico.
No one cares that you have all four No. 1 seeds reaching Atlanta and no cares that you do not have any No. 1 seeds in Atlanta.
You picked Lehigh over Duke and Norfolk State over Mizzou, but that gives you no...
Michigan is back in the NCAA tournament and will open play as a No. 4 seed against No. 13 seeded South Dakota State on Thursday at 7:15 p.m (CBS) at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Here’s a first look at South Dakota State along with a run down of notes, reactions and more in regards to Thursday’s game.
A year ago most expected Michigan to be a No. 3 seed before the Wolverines drew...
Michigan players were available to discuss Michigan’s NCAA tournament draw on Sunday evening. Watch Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III discuss South Dakota State and more in the embedded media players below.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
Michigan's backcourt of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. had their seasons cut short in the second round of the NCAA tournament one year ago. This time around the First Team All-Big Ten Selections intend to have a different approach.