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NO SHAME: Michigan falls short in National Title Game

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Michigan’s title hopes came to an end Monday night as the Wolverines fell to No. 1 Louisville 82-76 from Atlanta.

Trey Burke led all scorers with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Spike Albrecht had 17 points off the bench. And speaking of Albrecht he certainly looked like a man possessed in the first half sinking three after three looking very much non-freshman like.

However Albrecht came back down to earth in the second half. In fact Albrecht would be held scoreless the entire second half.

Heading into the break with a slim 38-37 lead, Michigan had enjoyed a much bigger advantage in the first half. However Luke Hancock of Louisville was able to match Albrecht’s intensity scoring 14 unanswered to get the Cardinals back into the game.

In the second half, Michigan and Louisville would trade jabs as both teams looked for an opportunity to gain some distance. This included a monster dunk from Tim Hardaway Jr. just past the halfway point in the second.

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As the minutes ticked away both teams would get themselves into foul trouble. For Michigan this was focused on Mitch McGary and Trey Burke who also got themselves into foul trouble during the first half. The more experienced Louisville team was able to overcome this though and sustain their in the second.

Aside from the foul trouble, the officiating I’m sure will come into a little question for Michigan fans. As the Wolverines were attempting to keep pace with Louisville Burke was called for a very questionable foul when going up to block Peyton Siva on a fast break. Replays however showed that the Burke did in fact get all ball.

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Nonetheless it was an impressive run for the young Wolverines. Now the program waits to see exactly what Trey Burke, Glenn Robinson III, Tim Hardaway Jr. will do in terms of making that jump to the NBA. And after an impressive Tournament, Mitch McGary may be under the NBA watch as well.

h/t: The Big Lead

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Adam Hernandez is the founder of The Majors Sports Network and EMPIRE Media LLC.

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