NCAA Tournament: Michigan vs. Syracuse Open Thread

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan takes the floor tonight on the game’s biggest stage: The Final Four. The Wolverines will face Syracuse’s 2-3 zone as John Beilein looks for his first victory over Jim Boeheim in his 10th try and a chance to play Louisville or Wichita State for a National Championship.

Tip off is scheduled for 8:49 9:21 p.m. (eastern) on CBS (streaming here) with Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson handling broadcast duties. Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.

Pregame Reading

  • MGoTweeter

    Lets go mitch

  • Joel_C

    C’mon Mitch, nice ‘n easy

  • Joel_C

    0-3 on 2 FTs

  • Joel_C

    COME ON TREY NEED BOTH

  • I knew it…FTs kill this team

  • MGoTweeter

    MORGAN

  • CDeSana

    JMo’s 2nd drawn charge of the night and never one bigger

    • mstein23

      Huge. Gotta feel great for him.

  • MGoTweeter

    Are you serious horford

    • CDeSana

      You are going to blame Horford after Spike missed the front end of a 1& 1 and Burke bricked one? Really?

      • MGoTweeter

        No, i was not blaming horford fr he miss. I wrote that before the ball was unbounded. I didn’t like him on the court as an option to get fouled

  • Joel_C

    Wow. The last 4 minutes feel like 4 hours.

  • Wayman Britt

    Do you foul

  • Mttski

    Not such a bad position in the waning moments.

  • Wayman Britt

    Will somebody get me some O2?

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Mattski

    Look for Cooney.

  • MGoTweeter

    We going to the ship

  • Mattski

    Love that for JoMo. Two great plays at the end, and one saved out of bounds by Timmy.

  • Joel_C

    Yaaayyyyyyy

  • Jonathan Cummings

    Now that’s the way you want the game to end right there. Way to go J-Mo!

  • mstein23

    WeOn. Monday night!

  • CELEBRATION BEER IS OPEN…LETS GOOOOOO

  • Wayman Britt

    Wow!!!! Championship game here we come.

  • MGoTweeter

    How big was the bench. Hate the late game strategy. Michigan got way too passive. But who cares. Michigan is in the ship

    • duffy

      seemed like they were almost afraid to shoot the last few minutes, drove me nuts

  • Dr_ZC

    Ran out of baby aspirins. Will I get poisoning drinking champagne?

    Woooooooooo!

  • Champswest

    Havoc, zone, great defensive teams. We don’t care. Bring it on.

  • Champswest

    Somewhere, Zack and Stu are smiling. Bless you boys.

    • Joel_C

      Can’t up-vote this enough

  • Rich74

    Had to pop a nitro. Geez guys you think you could have made a few more free throws?

    • Joel_C

      seriously

  • MechE

    The bench is collectively the player of the game: 7 of 9 for 21 points

  • Typewriter

    First post under *this* user name. I’ve posted since 2007 and have read EVERY thread. A great season thus far for Michigan.
    We executed, we surprised, we thrived. I doubted, I was disgruntled after the Penn St. loss. But, as a U-M alum, I couldn’t be happier.
    The team was great in the early 90’s while I was an undergrad, it hit the skids just as I did, post-graduation, and now it’s back. The only thing that makes me happier is the pain in Jim Nantz’s voice as he grudgingly reports the simple fact: MICHIGAN IS HEADED TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

  • OPD

    Awesome. The bench hustled and produced. Burke had a bad game and we still won.