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.
A good number of Michigan fans have taken to using Vine to make short videos during this NCAA tournament run. Michigan’s basketball team (@umichbball) is leading the way with a number of insider videos. What is Vine? Vine is an app that records six seconds of video and posts it on an endless loop to your Twitter account. Six seconds? Yes, six seconds. We scooped up a bunch from this past weekend and posted them. Below are a few from this weekend. We especially like this first one: Here’s a good one from @umichbball A few more here:
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:
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 |
Leading up to Saturday night’s Michigan-Syracuse semifinal at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Nebraska coach Tim Miles stopped by the BTN set to talk about their teams and the Final Four. Watch the Izzo interview now and find the Miles one in this post. [ RELATED: View the interactive 2013 NCAA bracket ] Here’s our interview with Miles: And ESPN’s Jay Bilas stopped on by, too:
Pierre Jackson had his fourth straight double-double with 17 points and 10 assists to lead Baylor to the first National Invitation Tournament title in school history with a 74-54 win over Iowa on Thursday night. Mike Gesell led Iowa (25-13) with 13 points and Aaron White had 12. Hawkeyes start Devyn Marble was held to six points. Look back the run through the NIT so far for the Hawkeyes: DATES 3/20 3/22 3/27 4/2 Tonight NIT GAMES vs. InSt W 68-52 Box | Recap vs. StnyBr W 75-63 Box | Recap @ UVa W 75-64 Box | Recap @ MD W 71-60 Box | Recap @ Baylor 9:00