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Three Michigan players who came up huge for Michigan in its 61-56 Final Four win over Syracuse were available after the game to speak with media about advancing to the National Title game. You can watch interviews with Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Spike Albrecht using the embedded media players below.
Robinson and Albrecht after the jump.
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Michigan Basketball defeated Syracuse 61-56 on Saturday night. The Wolverines will play Louisville on Monday for the National Championship.
How the game was won
All week long we had about Syracuse and their vaunted zone defense. Michigan had the answer in the form of tournament sensation Mitch McGary. The freshman big man was like Godzilla in the middle of the zone defense...
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...
Spike Albrecht shot lights out in the first half of the Michigan vs Louisville national championship game and he also blew up Twitter.
Michigan’s basketball team is chock-full of stars on the rise. Trey Burke just won his fourth Player of the Year trophy, completing the sweep; Glenn Robinson III is back to his pre-Big Ten season form and regularly wows fans with his high flying dunks; Mitch McGary has seen his star rise the quickest of anyone in the tournament, going from a marginal bench player...
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....
Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best...
After a ho-hum regular season, Michigan big man Mitch McGary has put together a Tournament run for the ages.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Spike Albrecht had the time of his life in the first half for Michigan in the NCAA title game. With point guard Trey Burke on the bench in early foul trouble, Albrecht made all four of his 3-point shots in the half against Louisville. Michigan had a 38-37 lead at halftime, thanks to Albrecht's 17 points. Not bad for a freshman who was averaging 1.8 points...
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.
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms. That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...
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 game? That...
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...