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Michigan’s players were available to the media Friday afternoon to preview Saturday’s Final Four showdown with Syracuse. Recent Player of the Year Award winner Trey Burke was available along with teammates Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III to discuss all aspects of their match-up with the Orange.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
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Congratulations ]V[ICHIGAN Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke for being named the Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
Burke becomes only the second Wolverine player to win the award since the stand-out guard Cazzie Russell picked up the honor back in the 1965-66 season in his senior year.
Burke has already been honored with numerous other...
Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
Minutes after he was introduced Thursday as The Associated Press' coach of the year, the 63-year-old, two-time hip replacement patient was asked about his...
Michigan freshman center, Mitch McGary, has been a source of energy for the Wolverines this NCAA Tournament. The talented freshman discusses his intense playing style and how he has embraced his new starting role.
Can we just call Thursday Trey Burke Day in Big Ten Country? First news breaks of his impending departure from the college ranks for the NBA and then this afternoon the AP announces that Burke, Michigan's sophomore point guard, was named their college basketball Player of the Year. He earned 31 of the 65 votes for 1st place to become just the 2nd UofM player to win the award...
Michael Carter-Williams has undoubtedly played the best basketball of his career in this year’s NCAA tournament. The sophomore playmaker is averaging 13 PPG, 4.75 assist, 5.75 rebounds, and a tad over three steals per game in the tourney thus far. He has his elevated game to an entirely new level, to a point where many Syracuse fans have wondered where this has been all season...
Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone has prevented great guards from scoring in this tournament. Orange Nation worried Cal’s Allen Crabbe, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, and Marquette’s Vander Blue would be able to bust the zone and find ways to score. Instead, SU’s defense has been historically good and shut down all of the elite scorers its faced en route to Atlanta.
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.
In the midst of a fantastic Final Four run, Michigan’s basketball program could have just been dealt some bad news on Thursday. According to reports, both Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will jump to the NBA after this season.
Darren Heitner, a sports business writer for Forbes, is reporting that both Burke and Hardaway are headed to the league. Burke was just named the AP’s...
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.
An attorney has cited anonymous sources stating that Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be entering the 2013 NBA Draft.
Michigan headman John Beilein alongside Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. discussed Michigan's upcoming Final Four match-up with Syracuse. The trio commented on the challenges the Orange present, attacking the 2-3 zone, Fab Five comparisons, and more.
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...
It has been 20 years since Michigan last reached the Final Four. That is, of course, if you ignore vacated records since Michigan's Fab Five had both their 1992 and 1993 Final Four appearances (and national title game appearances) wiped from the record books.
Regardless, this is an exciting time in the state of Michigan because, for the first time in more than 20 years both...