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Michigan Advances 61-56 over Syracuse. The Title Game Awaits

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Breathe. One more game.


Michigan played the first half like it had all the answers, but the second posed a number of questions.

Mitch McGary was sublime, hitting all the right shots and creating for his teammates. He finished the game with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. His first half assault on the free throw line extended was the difference early as Michigan used the 1-4 offense to great effect against Syracuse's defense.

Of course Michigan needed big contributions from its backcourt...and got those from Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht. The two freshmen combined for 14 points and 4/5 shooting from deep.

The real troubling aspect of the game was Trey Burke's disappearing act. The sophomore was 1/8, missed free throws down the stretch, and was largely irrelevant. Of course, this wasn't a match-up made for Burke's skillset, but with Louisville coming up, he will have to bring his A-game.

One more game, y'all. Almost home.