Michigan Wolverines vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview and Prediction

Michigan Wolverines vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview and Prediction

Johnson, an Ypsilanti native, rooted for the Spartans and Wolverines except when they faced one another.

No. 9 Michigan State vs. Early in the game against the Cowboys, Walton deferred and Abdur-Rahkman attacked, then Walton took over with his wild second-half shooting. My translation: I'm not telling you, or MI, anything about how we teach three-point defense.

"I think it showed today that he's got a ton of ability", Harper said.

The last time the Michigan Wolverines met the Louisville Cardinals on a basketball court, it was for the 2013 national championship.

None of that matters, though, without a win over Louisville.

"I'm really happy for Ray, because he did a terrific job in his first year, and they have very good basketball players".

"Here's what I love about this - there are not too many people that are coaching as head coaches right now that were head coaches before the shot clock, before the three-point line".

"With one-day prep", Pitino said, "this is about as hard a task as I've faced since I've been a coach, because of the way they play".

"They lost and by that summer that's when I kind of blew up a lot".

Reserve forward Terry Maston scored 19 points, Jo Lual-Acuil scored 16 and Johnathan Motley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor (26-7), which suffered upset losses to Georgia State and Yale in the first round the previous two years. "It will be the toughest second round matchup I've had since I've been in this business". "I was thinking if he can do it with these type of players, imagine what he can do with me?"

Anything you can do, I can do better.

Johnson made unofficial visits to Michigan and Michigan State, but couldn't shake the attraction of playing for Pitino.

While revenge might not be on the Wolverines' mind, redemption sure seems to be. Somebody else is going to take me'. You're going to see regular man-to-man, switching man-to-man.

Louisville (25-8) will play MI in Sunday's second-round action. Michigan's John Beilein thrives because of his adaptability and willingness to prepare differently for every team.

"This is the part before they kick your butt", he said with a grin when told of Pitino's words. I've never seen shooting like that since I've been a coach. "We're down two scholarships. Our seventh man, Otis George, had a stress fracture, so he didn't practice". Beilein knows the drill, especially the part when Pitino heaps praise on the opposing coach beforehand. The Cardinals play 16% of their offensive possessions in transition, but grade out in just the 20th percentile in transition efficiency - a sign that they might be overaggressive in forcing the issue. "Those that have made the rules 99 percent of the time, they've made great adjustments, and everybody keeps adjusting to it".

"It wasn't a foul or anything".

"Don't ask me that", he said, smiling.

Giga, a 7-foot junior center who transferred from Midland (Texas) College in July of a year ago, made a JSU career-high five 3-pointers.

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