Thanks to Trey Burke's clutch performance against Kansas, the Michigan Wolverines are in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1994. Now they must take on Billy Donovan's Florida Gators, who have reached the Regional Final in each of the last two years.
The 2013 Big Ten player of the year saved No. 4 Michigan against No. 1 Kansas, nailing a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation. After going scoreless in the first half, Burke tallied 23 points in the second half and overtime as he led the Wolverines past the experienced Jayhawks.
"A lot of people doubted us, a lot of people thought we were too young, not tough enough. And I think we've proved people wrong over the last couple of weeks," Burke said on Saturday, via the Associated Press. "I think we understood we have what it takes to be a young team that can go far in this tournament. Being young isn't an excuse."
Can Burke, Mitch McGary and the rest of the young Wolverines dispatch another experienced team? Or will No. 3 Florida knock out the last remaining Big Ten school in the field?
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|@ jeffborzello : Louisville vs. Wichita State, 6:09 on Saturday. Syracuse vs. Michigan 40 minutes after that one ends.|
|@ raphiellej : And the field is set. Congrats to Syracuse, Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville. Final Four bound.|
|@ AndyGlockner : Pitino is not the kind of coach who won't have a team ready, and the way Louisville is playing (and its style) may be a lot of trouble.|
Cool gesture by Chane Behanan putting on Kevin Ware's jersey at end. twitter.com/GoodmanCBS/sta…— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) March 31, 2013
"We won this for him... We're choked up for him... We talked about it at every timeout. Bring Kevin home"
"Basically the bone broke out of his skin. It broke in 2 spots. It will take him a full year to come back."
"All he kept saying, and remember the bone is six inches out of his leg, and all he's saying is 'Win the game.'"
|@ lukewinn : Chane Behanan wearing Kevin Ware's jersey as time runs down.|
Tim Henderson provides the exclamation point with a 3 from the corner. LOUISVILLE IS GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR. Cardinals win 85-63.
|@ YahooForde : Amazing performance by Louisville. Awful moment shook them deeply, but they regrouped and dominated Duke. One of best wins in school history|
Pitino and Coach K have taken out their starters. Louisville is 48.5 seconds away to clinch a spot in the Final Four.
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : As @McMurphyESPN pointed out, Louisville didn't cut down nets at Big East. Pitino suggested they wait for better moment. Is this it?|
|@ AdamZagoria : Yes, Duke loses Plumlee, Curry and Kelly but will still have a lot of talent.|
|@ SethDavisHoops : The Heat RT @TheCoaxer: which of the final four do you think matches up best with Louisville?|
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : Louisville fans behind me trying to get a Kevin Ware chant going.|
Siva drives to his right and finds Hancock in the left corner. Hancock takes a 3 but gets fouled on the shot. Thornton has fouled out of the game with just 7 points. 2:37 left in the game and Louisville leads 76-59 after the 3 made free throws.
|@ jeffborzello : Looks like we're going to have Louisville vs. Wichita State and Syracuse vs. Michigan. Atlanta is only days away.|
|@ jppalmCBS : Cards headed to Atlanta to take on the Shockers. Didn't expect such demolition.|
|@ ESPNDanaOneil : Emotion is a funny thing. Can keep you down or get you going. Louisville chose the latter.|
Duke and Louisville are trading baskets now, something the Blue Devils can't afford to do now. It's 70-54 Louisville after Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon knocked down a jumper in the paint.
Duke only has made only 1 field goal in the last 10 minutes.
Cook misfires on a long 3 after Hancock made 2 free throws. The Louisville crowd is getting louder as the time ticks off the clock. 66-48 Louisville.
|@ SIPeteThamel : This second half feels a lot like the Big East title game. Coach K has no answers. Just like Boeheim had none. Ville up 16.|
Duke gets down the court fast after a missed shot and Cook makes a running layup for Duke's first field goal in 8 minutes. But Louisville responded right away with a layup from Russ Smith. 64-48 Louisville.
|@ YahooForde : Dieng fourth foul might give Duke a chance to stage a rally. Long way down though.|
Plumlee draws a foul on Dieng and that's his fourth. After he made 2 free throws, Hancock buried a 3 to make it 62-46 Louisville with 8:33 left.
|@ JonRothstein : Gorgui Dieng in beast mode. Elbow jumper looks text book. Has come so far the past few years.|
Kelly misses a jumper in the lane and now Duke has missed 10 straight field goal attempts. Dieng gets a tip-in to go on the other end to make it 59-44 Louisville.
Dieng made another jumper. And it was assisted by Siva. 57-44 Louisville with 10:30 left.
|@ lukewinn : What a run by Louisville. Duke getting overwhelmed, and Siva + Smith are in full attack mode.|
|@ SethDavisHoops : Duke cannot defend the pick and roll with Siva. Now Dieng hitting an outside jumper. Cards closing in on Atlanta.|
|@ jppalmCBS : First half was all about the big guys, but the guards are taking over now for both teams|