U of M headed for NCAA National Championship
Updated: Sunday, April 7 2013, 10:21 AM EDT
ATLANTA, Ga. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The University of Michigan is headed to the NCAA National Championship.
The Wolverines took down Syracuse 61-56 Saturday night in the Final Four.
Michigan has the youngest team in the tournament and started three freshman in the Semi-Finals.
The freshmen pulled through for the Wolverines, scoring 24 of the team’s 36 points in the first half.
The bench scored 16 points.
Michigan eventually built up an 11-point lead.
But the game turned into a nail-biter at the end: Syracuse sank a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left on the clock, giving the Wolverines just a one point lead over the Orange.
Michigan finally brought it home with three free throws.
Jordan Morgan capped off the game with a slam dunk as time ran out.
“I thought it was absolutely so exciting,” says Michigan senior Sami Monavvari. “We haven’t been in the championship for so long and we’re so excited to stay two more nights in Atlanta!”
Fellow Michigan senior Devin Rossinsky adds, “We are all ecstatic. We drove eleven hours to get here and we all have tremendous faith in our team. We’re season ticket holders and we expected this. Final Four and now the National Championship!”
Michigan will be going for its first national title since 1989, facing Louisville on Monday at the Georgia Dome.
You can catch that game on NewsChannel 3 starting at 9pm.