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ATLANTA Here are three observations from Michigan's 61-56 win over Syracuse in Saturday's second semifinal in Atlanta, a victory that will match the Wolverines up with the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game:
1. Syracuse did not have the mismatches it maybe thought it did
During Friday's breakout sessions with players from all four teams, Syracuse guard Brandon Triche could be heard saying his team could exploit mismatches at every position on the floor against Michigan
Well, Mitch McGary proved to be a mismatch for Syracuse's zone.
The freshman has been one of the best players throughout the NCAA tournament his performances against VCU and Kansas particularly stand out and he was indeed a problem for coach Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone. By letting McGary roam around the free throw line and then attack the soft spots in the zone, either by driving the ball to the hoop or passing, he was able to help the Wolverines consistently find points aga...
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Michigan basketball will play in their first NCAA championship game since 1993 when they square off with Louisville on Monday night for ultimate bragging rights. Their opponent will be the #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals. The game will air on CBS and tip is set for 9:20 eastern.
Michigan has now rolled through a 13-seed in South Dakota State, 5-seed VCU, 1...
Next season, Syracuse will go from banging with the bruisers at Georgetown and St. John's to running with the blue bloods on Tobacco Road. One thing that won't change for the Orange: Jim Boeheim will be directing things from the bench.
It took only minutes after Syracuse's loss to Michigan on Saturday night for the 68-year-old Boeheim to field the sort of question that...
Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports decided to ask Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim a question following Cuse's Final Four loss to Michigan.
Syracuse lost in the Final Four for the very first time under coach Jim Boeheim, 61-56, to the Michigan Wolverines and Boeheim was not happy.
Mitch McGary has been all over the news. He makes the team whole. He's one of the top freshman ever in the NCAA Tournament. He rides a unicycle!
A lot of this is hyperbole written by people who have watched him play parts of five games this season. When a story begins "The legend of Mitch McGary," then you know you've got a problem. But part of it is genuine....
After a ho-hum regular season, Michigan big man Mitch McGary has put together a Tournament run for the ages.
Tweet Michigan is up 38-37 over Louisville at halftime of the NCAA men’s basketball national championship, thanks in large part to the hot shooting of freshman guard Spike Albrecht (6-7 FG, 4-4 3-pt, 17 pts). But this highlight is courtesy of classmate Mitch McGary, who blocked Cardinals guard Russ Smith at one end then [...]
Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander made orange juice out of an orange before the Wolverines squeezed the life out of Syracuse Saturday night. Alexander on Mitch McGary's multi-faceted skill set, Jordan Morgan and Caris LeVert stepping up, and being around this team.
Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone has prevented great guards from scoring in this tournament. Orange Nation worried Cal’s Allen Crabbe, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Marquette’s Vander Blue would be able to bust the zone and find ways to score. Instead, SU’s defense has been historically good and shut down all of the elite scorers its faced en route to Atlanta.
Tonight we have the Final Four. One of the games will see Michigan take on Syracuse. For Michigan this will be their first Final Four appearance in 20 years. 2003 saw Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and that year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Carmelo Anthony defeat the University of Kansas to win the NCAA Tournament.
The main headline of this game will...
Basketball has always been a young mans game, but in the 2013 NCAA tournament Michigan has taken that to a whole different level and on Saturday night against Syracuse it was once again the youngsters that led the way as the Wolverines won 61-56 despite the Orange's best efforts and a seemingly crumbling group of youngsters for the Maize 'N Blue.
Player of the...
By Jesse Kramer
Well, after five months of basketball, the national championship game is finally set. On Monday night, Louisville, the No. 1 seed from the Midwest Region, will face Michigan, the No. 4 seed from the South. Louisville knocked off Wichita State, 72-68, in the first semifinal, and Michigan outlasted Syracuse, 61-56, later in the night.
The emergence of forward Mitch...