Found April 07, 2013 on UM Hoops:
Dustin Johnston John Beilein, Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium after Michigan’s narrow Final Four victory over Syracuse. Read the comments from all three players and their coach in the transcript below. COACH BEILEIN:  We’re so proud.  I am so proud.  But the university I know is so proud of these young men tonight.  All our fans everywhere.  Given the great first half they played, then hanging on in the second half with no timeouts was incredible show of character and unity and all the things that we preach all the time, the poise. So really proud of them.  It’s certainly a great moment for them and our university.  I know everybody at Ann Arbor, the Michigan brand all over the world is very happy tonight. Q.  Tim, a lot of people figured y’all were struggling with Trey having the issues he had today.  Even though Trey wasn’t at his greatest, what does it show? MITCH McGARY:  It shows our team is capable of having anybody score at any moment.  I thi...

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