Syracuse vs. Michigan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Syracuse vs. Michigan: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(16) Syracuse 56
(30-10, 5-5 away)
(10) Michigan 61
(31-7, 17-1 home)
Venue: Georgia Dome
8:49PM ET / 5:49PM PT, April 06, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Syracuse 25 31 56
Michigan 36 25 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Syracuse C Fair 22 J Grant 7 B Triche 8
Michigan T Hardaway Jr 13 M McGary 12 M McGary 6

On Saturday, Apr. 6, No. 4-seeded Michigan took on No. 4-seeded Syracuse and got a victory over the Orange 61-56 in the Final Four. Mitch McGary earned a double-double for the Wolverines with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr also had a strong showing, scoring a team-high 13 points and adding six rebounds. C.J. Fair finished with a game-high 22 points and six rebounds for the Orange. This makes five wins in a row for the Wolverines. Syracuse wraps up the season with a 30-10 record. The Orange got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Louisville 78-61 in the Big East Tournament In the regular season, they finished fourth in the Big East with an 11-7 conference record. In making the Final Four, Syracuse topped No. 13-seeded Montana 81-34 in the second round and No. 12-seeded California 66-60 in the third round. The Orange also got through No. 1-seeded Indiana 61-50 in the Sweet Sixteen and No. 3-seeded Marquette 55-39 in the Elite Eight.

Michigan Game Notes

  • The win over Syracuse extended the Michigan winning streak to five games.
  • Michigan beat the spread by three points. That makes the 20th time this season the Wolverines have beaten the spread.
  • The Wolverines have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Michigan is 29-23 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, Michigan played 60 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 18-42.
  • The Wolverines have won every game this season (14-0) after recording 17 or more assists.
  • Michigan has won 81 percent of the time this season (17-4) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • Michigan has won every game this season (6-0) when opponents record three or fewer three-pointers.
  • Michigan has won every game this season (6-0) after holding an opponent to under 21.4 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season Michigan has won 95 percent of the time (21-1) when Glenn Robinson III has 10 points or more, 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Tim Hardaway Jr plays 39 minutes or more, and 86 percent of the time (12-2) when Mitch McGary has four field goals made or more.
  • The Wolverines have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Mitch McGary accounted for 32.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr has led the team in scoring in nine out of 38 games this season.
  • Mitch McGary has led the team in rebounding in 16 out of 38 games this season.
  • Mitch McGary recorded the eighth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mitch McGary has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Mitch McGary recorded a double-double. It was the fifth of his career.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • The Orange have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Syracuse is 31-17 in close games.
  • C.J. Fair accounted for 39.2 percent of the team's points.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring 16 times in 40 games this season.
  • Jerami Grant has led the team in rebounding seven times in 40 games this season.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Brandon Triche.
  • Brandon Triche set a career high with eight assists.
  • This marks the ninth 20-point game of C.J. Fair's career.
  • C.J. Fair has six straight double-digit point games.
  • C.J. Fair set a career high with nine field goals made.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Michael Carter-Williams.
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AC.J. Fair372261110
AJerami Grant17471010
ABrandon Triche391138002
BR. Christmas23551211
B-Baye Keita17420110
CTrevor Cooney5310000
C-J. Southerland27530102
D+M. Carter-Williams36252205
MICH PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mitch McGary3610126023
ATim Hardaway Jr391365101
B+Trey Burke38754311
BCaris LeVert21842001
B-G. Robinson III351060003
C+Spike Albrecht5610000
-Jordan Morgan5300001
DNik Stauskas18010100
-Jon Horford4410000

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