Michigan Will Meet Louisville in the Final

By Ross Fulton on April 6, 2013 at 11:50p
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Most of Trey Burke's work came on the defensive end, where he helped limit Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams to a two-point night, but Mitch McGary picked up the slack at the other end, finishing with 10 points and 12 boards to help the Wolverines top Syracuse 61-56 in the Final Four.

Michigan jumped out to an early lead and took an 11-point edge into the locker room at the half, but Syracuse closed late, cutting the lead to three before a Jordan Morgan breakaway jam with a little over a second remaining iced things for Michigan.

The NBA Player's Association was quick to congratulate the... um... Spartans?

Which led to Michigan fans celebrating the win in true Michigan State style:

Flames aside, do you root for the Wolverines on Monday night? Or can you just not bring yourself to do it?


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bigbadbuck's picture

I'm the biggest Louisville fan there is now

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

Maffro's picture

I hope UL wins by 90.

bigbadbuck's picture

at this point I don't care if it's even a 1 point win............Just so Missagain doesn't win

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Thanks refs. :/

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DetroitBuckeye's picture

They owned Syracuse for most of the night, I am not sure what the refs had to do with it.

thePhilipJFry's picture

He's probably referring to the block/charge call when Syracuse was down two with 0:19 left that went UM's way.  I'm just guessing. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I know but what it reminded me of is when we got a similar call against Iowa State.  I am sure that many of these same people that thought that Michigan won because of the refs last night are the same people who were swearing at Charles Barkley for a similar situation.

Yme's picture

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

highwire's picture

Get outta my head!!!

Phillips.449's picture

I want to see something like this to happen again in the NC game!

Hovenaut's picture

The Fab Five 30 for 30 is worth watching just for that moment alone.


F conference solidarity, I hope they get destroyed.

Savage45's picture

I'd rather see a scUM blowout loss

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Flames aside, do you root for the Wolverines on Monday night?

History tells us that a strong Michigan program is bad news for the Buckeyes, so needless to say the answer is "hell no."
I've already mentally factored in that they're going to win, though, followed by years of disaster for the Buckeyes a la what happened to us in the wake of the "Fab Five." This way, any surprises will be positive ones.

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Knarcisi's picture

New York couldn't do it so "go Kentucky"!

M Man's picture

You boys need to promise not to burn any couches on Lane Avenue if we win.

Knarcisi's picture

Where would your mother sleep?

Knarcisi's picture

How bout a +1 then?  You didn't just do so mistakenly for scUM dude did ya?

WK5's picture

Really? A mother joke? 


Brutus's picture

Lighten up Francis.  It was a well-timed joke directed in jest to a scUM fan we actually respect.

WK5's picture

I can dig it. 


Knarcisi's picture

+1 for the Stripes reference.  
Anyone touches me, or my stuff ... And I'll kill ya. 

JozyMozy's picture

g...goo...good l-luck, M Man(whew).
GIGANTIC FLAW IN JUDGEMENT aside, you're a cool guy and I hope you have a good Monday. that may or may not involve a hoops game. Like...post-Wrestlemania Raw. Yeah. I hope you enjoy that.

buckeyestu's picture

Imagine that, burning couches, i did not know they had furniture there. Here in the bluegrass state, i work with a bunch of louisville fans. Most are like meechegan fans, arrogant as can be. But, i have to root for the cardinals. Any other big 10 team i would root for. Fuck scum.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

F*CK M!CHIGAN! Go Cards! I can't believe I'm rooting for a border state....

The South will NOT rise again!

Hogan1's picture

The funny thing is no one should care, but the BIG has a chance to win a basketball title and a football title GO BUCKS!

umbyosu's picture

I was attempting to root for notSyracuse last night for the good of the B10.   But in the end, as a Buckeye fan I could not cheer for TSUN.   We are not the SEC.

Doc's picture

I wouldn't root for Meatchicken if they were playing the Devil for my soul.  Go Cards!

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FitzBuck's picture

Is it wrong to hope for a giant sinkhole to swallow the whole arena?  

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AJW_16's picture

Definitely sad that March Madness is coming to an end. The conference tourneys + the NCAAs makes this one of the best month-long sporting events around. The good news: football season is up next!

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

3cent's picture

Ohio State should be playing Michigan Monday if we did not stink it up against WSU. The B1G conference needs a title in one of the major sports, so I am actually rooting for Michigan. Unfortunately nowadays conference perception is bigger than rivalries. 

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

No way I root for Michigan to beat Louisville. I'll never hear or read the end of it if they beat the Cardinals. The sports media in Toledo are a bunch of maize and blue lovers. Ohio State is tolerated by them.

FitzBuck's picture

I live in Toledo and I have never once thought the media love UM.  
Anyone in particular you're thinking of?

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toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

That's my opinion. I guess you won't change yours, and I won't change mine.

Poison nuts's picture

I just wish that OSU were playing UM for a NC...That would have been epic! As it is, I just cannot root for them to win the NC...

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

It'll be interesting to see how Pitino plays Burke. L'ville will let you run all day if you want to and sometimes Burke has trouble resisting trying to get to the rim. Also, can McGary get L'ville's bigs in foul trouble? I think it could be a great game and a much better one than L'ville-Syracuse (NFW) or, a CBS disaster, Wichita State-Syracuse.
One thing for sure is that there will be some of the quickest guard play ever between Burke, Siva, and Smith. If it's too quick, I'd take L'ville.

NW Buckeye's picture

Interesting that most on here have been spouting the strength of the B1G conference all year long, and now that one of the conference teams has a chance to win it all and bring the bragging rights to the B1G, some can not bring themselves to cheer for them.  I know it's TTUN, but it is a B1G team, and the only one with a shot at bringing it home now.  Remember, they were the #5 seed in the B1G tourney.  Winning it all would certainly add credibility to the claims of B1G as the best conference in the country.  Particularly beating a Big East team (they sent 8 to the tourney, B1G only sent 7).  That said, I don't know that I can actually bring myself to cheer for TTUN, but I can cheer for the B1G!   The best thing is that it is kind of a win/win situation.  A win is good for the B1G, and a loss for TTUN is, well, a loss for TTUN!!!   Still, I would rather have the trophy in the B1G. 

Brutus's picture

I respect this opinion and won't fault any Buckeye fan who roots for the B1G to win tomorrow, but f-that.  M Man aside (maybe), I don't think scUM fans would be glowing in conference pride if the roles were reversed.  With one game to go, proving that we had the best basketball conference in the country means nothing to me.  For me, that pride, if felt at all, would vanish well before One Shining Moment starts playing.

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Couldn't agree more with NW Buckeye

Knarcisi's picture

Sorry. Just can't do it. And I do get it. I root for Michigan in football when they are not playing us. I want their best. National championship is different. And we don't need the trophy to know we had the best conference. 

sloopy88's picture

Oh, basketball is still going on? 

740's picture

does Atlanta get earthquakes? *crosses fingers and does natural disaster dance. then realizes he will feel guilty if an actual earthquake hits. then envisions mike hart whimpering, and giggles*

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'd rather fight the inane notion that a win for one team in a conference is a win for the entire conference ("S-E-C!!") than give in to it. 
Please don't kid yourselves: Michigan winning a national championship might be good for "Big Ten prestige," but it would undoubtedly be bad for Ohio State, and that's kind of my main concern. The glamour of the Fab Five didn't rub off on OSU or the rest of the conference; in fact, the aftermath of that era coincided with the worst protracted stretch of basketball in Buckeye history.
Go Louisville.

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KBonay's picture

I'm not saying you have to cheer for Michigan or the B1G. But the notion that a win by Michigan would be devastating to our program is a bit far-fetched. Our recent success, coaching and recruiting is a testament to how strong Buckeye basketball will be for the foreseeable future. 

KBonay's picture

Burke is now 23-72 from field during tourney. Hardly POY kind of stats. 

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Yeah, he's pressing, which could spell disaster tomorrow night against Louisville team that likes to get you to play out of character. I'm wondering if Hardaway might do a little more ballhandling to see if Burke can get open off of picks for open shots and drives. 

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Ughhhhh. I swear to God Louisville...I. Swear. To. God. Win the damn game. Win it. The day I ever root for M*chigan I tell my family to pull the plug. Because I'm obviously delirious, senile and unaware of surroundings and the Alzheimer's meds don't work anymore. 

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Savage45's picture

So if scUM wins do we get to hang a banner that says "we were in the B1G when another team from our conference won the national title"? Or "2012-2013 Best Conference" ? No, I didn't think so, there is just no good reason to root for them.