Michigan vs. Florida: Full Game Preview

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Michigan vs. Florida: Full Game Preview
(10) Michigan
(29-7, 5-5 away)
(14) Florida
(29-7, 15-0 home)
Venue: Cowboys Stadium
2:20PM ET / 11:20AM PT, March 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 18.9 M McGary 6.1 T Burke 6.8
Florida M Rosario 12.6 P Young 6.3 S Wilbekin 4.9

No. 3-seeded Florida battles No. 4-seeded Michigan in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. The game gets underway at 2:20 p.m. ET and it can be seen on CBS. The Gators have not played the Wolverines since the 1998-99 season, when they won 79-63.

In their last outing, behind 15 points and five rebounds from Mike Rosario, the Gators defeated Florida Gulf Coast 62-50 on Mar. 29. With 12.6 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Wolverines, Mitch McGary finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds in the 87-85 win over Kansas on Mar. 29. With 6.1 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Four Factors in which Michigan stands out are turnover percentage at 14.4 and effective field goal percentage at 55.0.

Michigan StatSmack

  • Over the past 10 years, Florida has had more players drafted by the NBA than Michigan (12 vs. two).
  • Florida players are more experienced than Michigan players (20,120 minutes played vs. 13,152 minutes played).
  • Florida has a better scoring defense (55.0 allowed per game vs. 62.6 allowed per game) than Michigan this season.
  • Since 1998, Florida has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Michigan (23 vs. 11).
  • The SEC has had three more NCAA Tournament Championships than the Big Ten over the past 10 years.
  • Florida has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Michigan (No. 2 vs. No. 22).
  • Florida has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Michigan (No. 17 vs. No. 34).
  • Florida has a better conference record than Michigan this season (14-4 vs. 12-6).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, three-pointers, assists, steals, and blocks are in the SEC.
  • The Florida rebounding leader (Patric Young, 185 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Michigan rebounding leader (Glenn Robinson III, 169 rebounds).
  • Florida has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Michigan (20 vs. two).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 19 3 7 2 0 2
A- G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ Nik Stauskas 31 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Erik Murphy 27 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Patric Young 26 11 6 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 32 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Kenny Boynton 32 12 3 3 1 0 1
B Mike Rosario 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 21 6 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 6 4 1 1 1 1
C+ M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
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