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Trey Burke kept firing away in tight moments, hoping good fortune would eventually come his way. It finally happened Friday night for the nation's best player, Jason King writes. Home Court
Simply Trey-mendous for Michigan
Michigan is marching on to the Elite Eight, and it has Trey Burke to thank. The do-everything guard became just the fifth player in NCAA tournament history to score at least 20 points and dish out at least 10 assists in a Sweet 16 game. Here's the list:
|1979||Magic Johnson||Michigan St.|
|* 23 points, 10 assists vs. Kansas on Fri.|
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ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 29: Ben McLemore #23 of the Kansas Jayhawks defends against Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan...(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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MVP: It's hard to believe, but Michigan guard Trey Burke was 0-for-4 in the first half, and didn't make his first bucket until 18:48 remained in regulation. But to say the sophomore came up "big" after that is a huge understatement -- as he finished with 23 points, including a long 3-pointer to send the game to overtime. He also scored the Wolverines' first five points in the extra period.
X factor: Trailing by two points with 8 seconds left in overtime, Kansas had a chance to win or tie it. But instead of trying to finish his looping drive to the basket, Elijah Johnson instead opted to pass out to Naadir Tharpe, who missed a 3-pointer on the last possession of the game.
That was dramatic. Kansas led by as many as 14 points, and had a comfortable-looking-at-the-time 10-point advantage with 2:19 to go. But Michigan rallied with a Burke-led 14-4 run, forcing overtime when Burke buried a 30-foot 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left in regulation.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||35-71 (.493)||36-66 (.545)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-23 (.348)||6-16 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-17 (.529)||7-10 (.700)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
|» Mar 29, 2013||MICH 87, @KU 85||Recap|
Trey Burke and Mitch McGary became just the 4th pair of teammates to record a 20-point, 10-assists game and a 25-point, 10-rebound game in the same NCAA Tournament contest.[+]
20-Pt, 10-Ast Player and 25-Pt, 10-Reb Player - For Team in Same Game in NCAA Tournament Since 1984
Michigan and Florida have met once previously in the NCAA Tournament. The 3 seed Wolverines beat the 6 seed Gators 108-85 in the Round of 32 in 1988. Glen Rice led Michigan with 39 points (Michigan school record for points in an NCAA Tournament game), while Vernon Maxwell led Florida with 23.
Kansas scored a season-high 60 points in the paint in its loss to Michigan. It was the most paint points in a loss in the last four Men's Basketball Championships. The Jayhawks made 30-of-43 field goal attempts in the paint, but were 6-for-23 outside the paint, including 2-for-9 in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Trey Burke was responsible for 45 of Michigan's 87 points (51.7 percent) in the Wolverines win over Kansas, including 33 of 53 points in the second half (62.3 percent). It was the most points responsible for in a game in this year's tournament. Burke scored 23 points and had 10 assists that led to another 22 points. Michigan is 7-0 this season when Burke scores or assists on at least 45 points.
Trey Burke was 2-6 and scored only five points while guarded by Naadir Tharpe Friday, but was 7-15 when guarded by any other Jayhawk. Tharpe did not guard Burke in the final 6 minutes of regulation or overtime, and Burke went 5-8 from the floor and scored 15 points.[+]
Trey Burke Offense by Defender
Mitch McGary and Blake Griffin (2009) are the only players in the last 15 seasons with consecutive games of 21+ points and 14+ rebounds in the Men's Basketball Championship. He is just the 6th player since seeding began in 1979 to have two such games in a single Men's Basketball Championship.[+]
Most Games with 21+ Pts, 14+ Reb in a Single Tournament - Men's Basketball Championship, Since 1979
Kansas led by 14-points with 6:50 left in the second half. It was the Jayhawks' largest lead of the game. Michigan outscored Kansas 33-17 in the final 11:30 of the game. During this stretch, Trey Burke had 15 points, while the Jayhawks had as many turnovers (5) as field goals.[+]
Kansas lost to Michigan despite making 54.5 percent of its field-goal attempts. That's the Jayhawks' best night from the floor in any of their 41 NCAA Tournament losses. The previous high was 53.7 percent against Wake Forest in 1984.
Michigan now has 6 OT wins in the Men's Basketball Championship, tied with Louisville for the 2nd-most all-time. North Carolina has the most with 7.
Mitch McGary is the first Wolverine with two double-doubles in the same NCAA Tournament since Robert Traylor in 1998.
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