Making its first NCAA Final Four appearance in 20 years, the University of Michigan men's basketball team received a big lift from its bench in defeating Syracuse, 61-56, in the national semifinal round Saturday before a crowd of 75,350 at the Georgia Dome. The Wolverines (31-7) will play No. 1 overall seed Louisville in the national championship game Monday at 9:23 p.m. on CBS.
Freshman forward Mitch McGary had his third straight double-double, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He added a career-high six assists against the Orange. McGary had six points, seven rebounds and four assists in the first half. Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and contributed five assists. Sophomore guard Trey Burke added seven points, five rebounds and four assists.