Posted March 19, 2013 on michigan.scout.com
Michigan coach John Beilein has been through his fair share of tournament runs throughout his career. What’s the biggest difference between past runs and now? Well, there are a few -- and he’s hoping the Wolverines just embrace it. And, Trey Burke is SI's National Player of the Year.
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