The Wolverine

May 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  michigan basketball points and tied his career mark with Wolverines on to the Final Four. 14 rebounds in the win over Kansas. • Michigan's 61-56 victory over Syra• Michigan's 79-59 rout of Florida cuse in the national semifinals in Atin the NCAA South Regional final at lanta's Georgia Dome not only thrust Cowboys Stadium the Wolverines into on March 31 sent the national title the Wolverines to game, it gave them their first Final Four 31 victories on the in 20 years. It also season. That's the boosted U-M to 2-0 most for any Michiin NCAA Tournagan squad since ment play against the 1992-93 crew the Gators and 2-1 posted 31 on the all time. way to the national • The Wolverines championship conoverwhelmed the test. Gators with 47 first• Michigan and half points, the most Syracuse had never allowed in an openbefore met in the ing 20 minutes all Freshman guard Nik Stauskas went 6 NCAA Tournament. year by Florida. The of 6 from three-point range in U-M's Orange head coach total represented 79-59 win over Florida to advance to Jim Boeheim enMichigan's second- the Final Four. tered the game with photo by per kjeldsen a 9-0 record in conhighest first-half output of the season, next to the 51 tests against Beilein-coached teams. U-M scored against Northwestern on • Burke made three steals against Jan. 3. Syracuse, moving past Daniel Horton • Freshman guard Nik Stauskas and into eighth place on Michigan's proved the headliner versus the Ga- single-season list, with 62 this year. tors, going a career-best 6 of 6 from • McGary recorded a career-best six three-point range. With his effort, assists against the Orange. Stauskas shattered Hardaway's Michi• Michigan's 31 wins in a season gan freshman record of 76 three-point marked a career high for Beilein. He field goals. Stauskas tied a career high now stands 28-15 all time in postseawith his 22 points. son play, including 13-8 in the NCAA • Freshman guard Spike Albrecht Division I Tournament. He's 7-4 in the tied a career high with seven points tournament at Michigan. and set a career mark with three steals • U-M's 82-76 loss to Louisville in the in the win over the Gators. championship game on April 8 left • McGary recorded a career-high the Wolverines 48-23 all time in the five steals against Florida, helping the NCAA Tournament.

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