Michigan’scomeback against Kansas in the Sweet 16 is among the most memorable ofthe tournament. The Wolverines were able to carry that late surge intothe Florida game as they came out confident and in control.
Despitethe best efforts of the Gators, the game was never in doubt from thereas the Wolverines ran away with a 79-59 victory to join Syracuse,Wichita State, and the winner of Louisville-Duke in the Final Four.
Fromthe tip-off, the Wolverines were dominant. They opened a 13-0 lead withbig man Mitch McGary serving as the primary catalyst, scoring 8 pointsin the opening 3 minutes. The Gators were able to slow him down in theremainder of the game, and he totaled only 11 points by the close of thegame.
TheWolverines held on to maintain a commanding 47-30 lead at the half, inlarge part due to the efforts of Nik Stauskas who went 5/5 from threepoint range and scored 19 points in the first 20 minutes. He finishedwith 22 points for the Wolverines and 6/6 from beyond the arc after aslower second half.
However,the Gators ended the first half and began the second with a littlemomentum, and it seemed like they may be able to mount a run.
Sucha surge never took place, and Michigan marched to the win. Guard KennyBoynton and reserve Will Yeguete led the way for the Gators with 13points
BreitbartSports MVP Trey Burke added 15 points for the Wolverines despitesuffering from an illness. Sons of former NBA stars Tim Hardaway andGlenn Robinson, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Glenn Robinson III, contributed 9and 6 points respectively.
Michiganwill play Syracuse on Saturday in a match up of #4 seeds and a battleof the Big Ten and Big East. It also matches the potent offensivetalents of the Wolverines against the stellar defense of the Orangemen.