The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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Other Men's Teams That Impressed In 2012-13 1. Gymnastics: The Wolverines battled injuries and an incomplete lineup early, but came together at the end of the season, winning their first NCAA championship since 2010 as well as the Big Ten title. Junior Sam Mikulak also won the national all-around championship. 2. Basketball: Despite relying on five true freshmen for significant minutes (Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht), Michigan followed National Player of the Year Trey Burke and sharpshooter Tim Hardaway Jr. all the way to the NCAA Tournament's championship game, before falling to Louisville. 3. Soccer: The Wolverines struggled early under first-year head coach Chaka Daley, starting the season 5-8-1. But they caught fire late, with a three-game winning streak to end the regular season. In the postseason, Michigan made a run to the Big Ten Tournament title game. In the NCAA Tournament, the Wolverines toppled Niagara and lost a hard-fought 2-1 decision to then-No. 1 Akron. 4. Tennis: Michigan came The U-M men's basketball team advanced all the up just short of a confer- way to the national championship game, where the ence title, losing to then- Wolverines lost a close contest to Louisville, 82-76. Photo by adam glanzman No. 4 Ohio State 4-0 in the Big Ten Tournament final. The Wolverines lost to Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but senior Evan King advanced to the individual national quarterfinals. — Andy Reid

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