There’s no shortage of star power in the Michigan vs. Syracuse Final Four showdown, and in what’s likely to be a close game, every player’s contribution counts. Even the less-heralded starters in these deep, balanced lineups will need to be in top form.
One lower-profile faceoff that could have a huge effect on the outcome pits Michigan’s Tim Hardaway Jr. against Orange senior Brandon Triche. Hardaway is Michigan’s top defensive weapon, putting the pressure on Triche to keep the Wolverine standout from disrupting the ‘Cuse offense and setting up fast breaks for his high-flying team.
Read on for more on the shooting guard duel and the rest of the crucial matchups that will decide which No. 4 seed survives and advances on Saturday.