Elite 8 2013: Michigan Wolverines Upset No. 1 Seed Kansas Jayhawks to Advance in NCAA Tournament


Mar 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke (3) drives the ball up the court during the second half of the semifinal game against the Kansas Jayhawks at the South regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks were able to take a fourteen point lead in to the final minutes of their Sweet 16 match up against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium, but a complete meltdown down the stretch led to a disappointing 87-85 loss in overtime. The overtime was forced after a clutch 30-foot three-pointer from Michigan’s Trey Burke. If you missed Burke’s game-tying three, here is the GIF:

Once in overtime, the Wolverines and Burke continued to roll. It was an epic choke job down the stretch for the Jayhawks as some bone headed coaching moves and decisions by Elijah Johnson cost them.

Burke and Mitch McGary led the Wolverines with 23 and 25 points, respectively. McGary added 14 boards, while Burke added ten assists. He became the first player since Florida head coach Billy Donovan in 1987 to have 20 points and ten assists in a Sweet 16 game.

For those interested in fun facts, here is one about this current Michigan freshman class:

Michigan will now wait for the winner of Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast to see which team they will face off against in the Elite 8.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results.

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