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Michigan v. Duke Open Thread: Round Three of the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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The Team. The Team. The Team. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
The Team. The Team. The Team. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The Team
The Team
The Team

You've seen this slogan on the back of Michigan's warm-ups since the Big Ten Tournament and it's carried the Wolverines through to today. When Michigan beat Tennessee on Friday it was a total team effort. They out rebounded a much taller team. They spread their scoring around with five players scoring in double figures and dishing out 20 assists. The Team. The Team. The Team.

Today they go up against one of the best teams in the country in the Duke Blue Devils, the number one seed in the Wolverines bracket. They're loaded top to bottom with McDonald's All Americans. They're tall. They can shoot from the outside and rebound the ball like maniacs. They're favored.

But this is nothing new to this Michigan team. They've run up against teams that are taller than them, more athletic, more yadda yadda yadda. It doesn't matter. Michigan's here. They're still playing. They shoot the ball well, they distribute the ball as well as any team in the country, and they don't care who you are. They're here to beat you. They're here to go to the Sweet 16. And you're in their way.

Open thread below.

The Team
The Team
The Team

Go Blue
Go Blue
Go Blue