Burke praised his team for playing through the bad times this season, getting through adversity and staying positive even after the big loss.
But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?
Albrecht brushed off the heroics of his high-scoring feat, saying he’s not exactly a newcomer anymore.
They saved their best games for the very end, with Mitch McGary emerging in a way that probably couldn’t have been imagined even a few weeks ago.
Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.
There has been a lot of speculation whether former Michigan forward Chris Webber will show up for tonight’s National Championship game between Michigan and Louisville.
Well, as strange as this sounds, Pitino, to me is the coach who got away.
This is what it is all about. The hundreds of practices, the endless shooting drills, all the blood, sweat, and tears of a process that starts for each of the 347 teams with a chance to cut down the nets.
I was right behind the Michigan bench, surrounded by friends and family of the team that many wrote off just a few weeks ago as they clinched a spot in the National Title game, one win away from history.
The Michigan Wolverines held on to beat the Syracuse Orange 61-56 in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinal game on Saturday.