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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 [...]
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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...
Louisville Cardinals junior guard Russ Smith will be taking his talents to the 2013 NBA Draft.
After a ho-hum regular season, Michigan big man Mitch McGary has put together a Tournament run for the ages.
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....
While previewing tonight's championship match-up between Michigan and Louisville, GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb was joined by former Michigan standout,Jimmy King. They broke down the Maize & Blue's advantages and potential pitfalls, the sudden emergence of Mitch McGary, the multiple salutes to the Fab 5 by this year's team, and the possibility (or lack thereof)...
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.
Michigan’s starting backcourt was also available in breakout sessions this afternoon. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas will face arguably the best pressure defense in the country on Monday evening and discussed the upcoming challenge. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
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...
Watch Michigan’s press conference after its five point win over Syracuse on Saturday night as John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary face the media on the podium.
Read the full transcript here.
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...