Throughout tonight’s Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game, we posted all the best photos from the Georgia Dome in this post. Whether it was a shot of fans or celebrities, or of the action on the floor, you can find it in this photo gallery, courtesy USA Today Sports. Click on an image to see a larger version of it and to enter the gallery.
On tonight’s “BTN at the Final Four” prior to the NCAA title game, BTN host Dave Revsine and analyst Jim Jackson sat down with former “Fab Five” member Jimmy King, Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson and former Wolverine Zack Novak. Watch the King interview here and check out the other three in this post. ** **
Louisville and Michigan don’t tip off for a few hours, but some vendor(s) have the NCAA championship t-shirts on display at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. See both shirts in this post. Here’s the Michigan shirt: And a look at both teams’ shirts. Which shirt will still be on the shelves later tonight? Track all of tonight’s Louisville-Michigan state here. About Brent Yarina BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of
Michigan will take on Louisville tonight, looking for the school’s first national title since the Wolverines knocked off Seton Hall in overtime in 1989. I’ve watched every Michigan game this tournament pretty closely, and plenty more during the regular season. Here are my nine keys to victory for No. 4 seed Michigan tonight vs. No. 1 seed Louisville. 1. Limit turnovers. No team does this better than Michigan, which is good because Louisville will put a lot of pressure on the Wolverines. Ask Wichita State what that’s like. Michigan had just 10 turnovers vs. Syracuse, 11 vs. Florida, 10 vs.
Michigan will battle Louisville in the NCAA championship game at 9:23 p.m. ET Monday at the Georgia Dome. How are the Wolverines feeling the day before playing for the program’s first NCAA title since 1989? Watch our interviews here to find out. Catch Mitch McGary’s interview here and find Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas’ in this post. [ RELATED: Trey Burke wins Naismith Award ] *** Here’s our photo gallery from Saturday night’s win:
On Friday, Mike predicted that whichever of Syracuse or Michigan scored over a point per trip would win, and he further opined that Michigan was up to the task and would prevail with a five-point win. Turns out, Mike was wildly off. While a point per trip was indeed enough to win (Syracuse managed just 0.93 points per possession), and while the Wolverines did, in fact, win by five points, the final score was 61-56—far afield from Mike’s 65-60 prediction. So, hold off on going to Vegas, Mike. Michigan’s win was one of its most unusual this season. Coming into
Without seeing every sign Saturday night at the Georgia Dome, here’s a prediction: Not many topped the “Time Outs Left” one a pair of young Michigan fans hoisted toward the end of the Wolverines’ national semifinal win over Syracuse. [ GALLERY: View all the best shots from the Michigan-Syracuse game ] Honestly, what’s better than a fan base that can laugh at itself and accept its team’s worst blunder? You see, the last time Michigan was involved in a Final Four – the 1993 national championship game, to be exact – Chris Webber infamously called a timeout in the final
Trey Burke scored just seven points, but Michigan used a balanced attack to dispatch Syracuse on Saturday night and advance to Monday’s national title game vs. Louisville. Tim Hardaway Jr. (13 points), Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III (10 points) carried the offensive load as Michigan helped John Beilein record his first victory over Jim Boeheim in 10 tries. [ GALLERY: View all the best shots from Michigan national semi victory ] Why Michigan won: Michigan needed to shoot well, hit the offensive glass and limit turnovers to win. And, it did two of those things well to earn the
It’s official: Michigan will play for its first national championship since 1989. The Wolverines downed Syracuse, 61-56, in Saturday night’s national semifinal at the Georgia Dome to advance to the national championship game. Michigan will face top overall seed Louisville on Monday night. Check out our photo gallery from Saturday night’s game. Click on a photo to see the full image and enter our photo gallery.
Mitch McGary totaled 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six assists to lift Michigan past Syracuse, 61-56, in Saturday’s national semifinal at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Attacking Syracuse’s suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to play Louisville in the national championship game Monday night. Michigan (31-7) will be going for its first national title since 1989. Syracuse (30-10) failed to complete an all-Big East final in the fabled league’s last season before breaking up. [ BOX | AP RECAP | NCAA BRACKET | ALL PHOTOS |