Michigan Heading to Final Four


Michigan Routs Florida To Reach Final Four

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Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to Atlanta.

The championship trophy for the South Region is headed back to Ann Arbor, while another fabulous group of young Wolverines is going to the Final Four.

Led by Burke and sharp-shooting guard Nik Stauskas, one of three freshmen starters, Michigan controlled Florida from start to finish in a 79-59 win Sunday.

Michigan hadn’t reached the Final Four since consecutive finals appearances in 1992 and 1993, the freshman and sophomore seasons of the Fab Five — Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King.

With four wins in this NCAA tourney, the Wolverines already have more tournament victories than their total (three) from the end of the Fab Five era to this season. They won a game in 1998, and then didn’t even make the field again until 2009.
Modern Latinos Jon Horford is part and crontributor to Michigan’s success in the NCAA Tournament.  Jon is a Sophomore who played in 28 games, recording four starts . After missing five games due to a left knee injury sustained vs. West Virginia (Dec. 15), he returned to the lineup at Ohio State (Jan. 13) . He helped U-M win the program’s first NIT Season Tip-Off title . Jon helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 and match the program’s best start (16-0, 1985-86).
Jon is son to Tito Horford who played college basketball at LSU and Miami (Fla.) and played professionally in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Bullets … Tito was the first Dominican-born player to play in the NBA, drafted 39th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft …
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Brother, Al, played college basketball at Florida, winning back-to-back national titles (2006 & 2007) . Al was the third overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft and currently plays with the Atlanta Hawks.

 Michigan Routs Florida To Reach Final Four

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