Michigan brushes off any comparisons to the Fab Five. Besides, the Wolverines have a chance to do something that group never did: Win a national championship.
Whether they’re first-timers or looking to repeat past glory, Atlanta is welcoming tens of thousands of fans who want to watch their teams cut down the Georgia Dome nets Monday night.
“It was just a matter of putting all the pieces together — everybody understanding their role,” Burke said. “Now that we’re here, it’s definitely surreal. It feels really good to be here. We’re having a lot of fun.”
Evan Jankens and I left the 97.1 studios at 4:30 am with a full tank of gas and a dream.
Had the pleasure to talk with Matt Park and Matt Roe, who will call the Syracuse vs. Michigan National Semi-Final Saturday night in Atlanta.
This comes on the heels of Burke winning the Associated Press Basketball National Player of the Year and Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year awards the day before.
Now this is the reason why I love my job and more importantly the Internet.
It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.
Heading into the NCAA tournament, Michgan’s most glaring weakness was at the defensive end of the court.
From the back roads of Senegal to the middle of Jim Boeheim’s stifling zone defense, Syracuse’s Baye Moussa Keita is ready for the big stage that is the Final Four.