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John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after Michigan’s Elite Eight win. Read their comments in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: Had a quick wardrobe change here, just got hit with a pretty big container of red Gatorade. This is going to have to do for right now.
As it’s been like all year for our coaching staff, we’ve been working with the finest group of young men, as fine as anything we’ve ever been around. The distractions were minimal, the attention to detail and work habits were sensational.
To see it all come together for them today, because it’s really about the kids, about the student‑athletes, seeing it come together, I don’t know what to say. I’m a little bit speechless. I’m sure I’ll find words later on.
Q. Spike, you might be at Appalachian State if you hadn’t been recruited. Talk about what it’s like being on this stage.
SPIKE ALBRECHT: The coaches and my teammates have a ton of confidence in me and that gives m
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Michigan Basketball advanced to the Final Four with a 79-59 win over the Florida Gators on Easter Sunday. The Wolverines did the Gators in with a balanced and efficient offensive attack.
How the game was won
Michigan played a near flawless first half fueled by 19 points from Nik Stauskas, who was 5-5 from three-point range. The Wolverines shot 51.4% from the field, 63.6% from beyond...
Michigan advanced to the Elite Eight with a remarkable comeback win against Kansas on Friday night. The Jayhawks led by 14-points with 6:50 left in the second half, it was their largest lead of the game. Michigan outscored Kansas 33-17 in the final 11:30 of the game. During this stretch, Trey Burke had 15 points, while the Jayhawks had as many turnovers (5) as field goals.
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...
It's 927 miles from Newfane High School to the Georgia Dome. By car, the trip from Western New York to Atlanta takes about 15 hours.
For John Beilein, it took 38 years.
"I don't know that I would recommend my career path to anyone else, but it worked for me" the Michigan coach said before leaving for his first career Final Four. "I wouldn't change a...
If you didn't think Michigan's Nik Stauskas was deadly from long range, just let the man show you something.
Michigan is 20 minutes away from a trip to Atlanta for their first Final Four appearance in 20 years (1993).
On this Easter Sunday, Nik Stauskas has 19 first half points and the Wolverines are up on the Gators by 17, 47-30.
At different points throughout this season, Trey Burke, Michigan’s All-American point guard and Player of the Year front-runner, has been accused by fans of playing “hero ball.” He’s been accused of trying to take over games by himself, and perhaps he’s taken a few too many step-back threes.
After a first half in which he was held scoreless and did more passing than shooting...
4 seconds remaining when Trey Burke sent Kansas / Michigan to OT. Kansas' implosion continued there as the Wolverines advance to the Elite 8.
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