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NCAA Tournament | Michigan 61, Syracuse 56

Michigan completes final bracket

Michigan players reacted after winning the semifinal game against Syracuse.

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Michigan players reacted after winning the semifinal game against Syracuse.

ATLANTA — Don’t call these guys the Fab Five.

Michigan’s latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy.

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Attacking Syracuse’s suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in the Final Four on Saturday night.

Michigan (31-7) will be going for its first national title since 1989 when it faces Louisville on Monday at the Georgia Dome. Syracuse (30-10) failed to complete an all-Big East final in the fabled league’s last season before breaking up.

The Wolverines got sloppy in the second half and barely hung on at the end, winning despite a tough night for Associated Press player of the year Trey Burke. He scored only seven points.

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