Michigan 79, Florida 59

Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:20 PM
Location - Cowboy Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Officials - Roger Ayers, John Cahill, Bryan Kersey
Attendance - 36585

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Michigan 47 32 79
Florida 30 29 59

Recap


Michigan 79, Florida 59:
Nik Stauskas tied his career high with 22 points and made a career-best six 3-pointers without a miss to propel the Wolverines past the Gators with a convincing victory in the South Regional final at Arlington, Texas. 

Trey Burke scored 15 points and Mitch McGary had 11 points and nine rebounds as fourth-seeded Michigan (30-7) advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1993. The Wolverines will face Syracuse on Saturday.

Kenny Boynton and Will Yeguete scored 13 points apiece for third-seeded Florida (29-8), which lost in the Elite Eight for the third straight year.

Michigan roared out of the gate by scoring the first 13 points and led 23-5 after a 3-pointer by Stauskas with 11:25 left in the first half. Stauskas’ fifth 3-pointer of the half pushed the lead to 41-17 with 4:08 to go and the Wolverines led 47-30 at the break.

Florida was within 11 early in the second half but another 3-pointer by Stauskas stymied the charge. A 7-0 burst later in the half stretched the margin back to 21 with 8:45 remaining and the Wolverines cruised to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stauskas finished 7-of-8 from the field and scored 19 of his points in the first half. … Gators F Erik Murphy was scoreless and missed all 11 of his shots. … Burke also had eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals while playing with a stomach virus.

Michigan Wolverines

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trey Burke 35:00 5-16 1-5 4-4 2 6 8 7 2 3 1 0 15
Mitch McGary 25:00 5-8 0-0 1-2 2 7 9 0 4 5 1 2 11
Tim Hardaway, Jr. 35:00 3-13 1-5 2-3 0 4 4 5 1 0 2 0 9
Glenn Robinson III 34:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 6
Nik Stauskas 31:00 7-8 6-6 2-3 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 22
Jon Horford 8:00 3-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 6
Caris LeVert 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Spike Albrecht 14:00 3-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 7
Jordan Morgan 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
Eso Akunne 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Bartelstein 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Vogrich 1:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Corey Person 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake McLimans 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Max Bielfeldt 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-65 10-19 9-13 8 26 34 18 13 13 9 5 79
  46.2% 52.6% 69.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Rosario 30:00 4-9 0-4 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 9
Kenny Boynton 33:00 4-8 1-3 4-6 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 13
Erik Murphy 22:00 0-11 0-2 0-0 4 4 8 2 1 0 3 2 0
Patric Young 25:00 4-8 0-0 0-1 1 6 7 0 2 0 1 1 8
Scottie Wilbekin 27:00 1-6 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 7 5 4 4 0 4
Will Yeguete 23:00 5-5 0-0 3-5 2 5 7 0 1 1 0 0 13
Casey Prather 21:00 3-5 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 7
Michael Frazier II 15:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Dillon Graham 1:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Braxton Ogbueze 1:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jacob Kurtz 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
DeVon Walker 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-56 2-10 11-17 9 25 34 13 11 7 15 3 59
  41.1% 20.0% 64.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15