The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game.
“That’s why Michigan has lagged behind Michigan State in basketball, and frankly, right now, that’s why Michigan State has evened the playing field.”
Michigan State -7 @ Northwestern: Cats had a hard time scoring against Michigan’s defense last week.
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The team made it into the Final Four for the first time in 20 years but after the loss of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. will the Wolverines go for a repeat this year?
Jalen Rose and his team were talking to eighth grade students and parents at the Flagship Academy school about the next step after middle school.
Jimmy King says at least four of them will be together in the stands at the Georgia Dome.
For University of Michigan basketball fans, it doesn’t get any better than this: the Wolverines will take on Louisville in Atlanta for the national title tonight, and everyone on campus is getting ready for the party.
Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
It’s the first time Michigan has been ranked No. 1 in the polls since the ’92-93 season, back when the Fab Five was doing their trendsetting thing, making Final Fours and going up against Knight’s IU teams in the twilight of his good years there.