No. 3-Seeded Florida (29-7) and No. 4-Seeded Michigan (29-7) Face Off in Elite Eight

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NCAA Tournament 5th Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #4 Michigan 47 32 79 +2.5
  #3 Florida 30 29 59 -2.5
Sun, Mar 31 2013, 02:20 PM

Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, TX
Attendance: 36,585
TV: CBS

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No. 3-seeded Florida meets No. 4-seeded Michigan in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. Tipoff is at 2:20 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS. The Gators have not played the Wolverines since the 1998-99 season, when they won 79-63.

In a 62-50 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Mar. 29, Mike Rosario put up 15 points and five rebounds for the Gators. His 12.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Wolverines, Mitch McGary put up 25 points and 14 rebounds in the 87-85 win over Kansas on Mar. 29. With 6.1 rebounds per game and 0.6 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Michigan will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: turnover percentage at 14.4 and effective field goal percentage at 55.0.

StatSmack! Florida is better than Michigan
  • Florida does a better job contesting shots (37.3 percent allowed vs. 41.8 percent allowed) than Michigan this season.
  • Florida has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Michigan (No. 17 vs. No. 34).
  • Florida has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Michigan (two vs. zero).
  • Florida has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($36,961 vs. $47,694).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 19 3 7 2 0 2
A- G. Robinson III 33 11 5 1 1 0 1
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 34 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ Nik Stauskas 31 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 5 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Erik Murphy 27 13 5 1 1 1 1
B Patric Young 26 11 6 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 32 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Kenny Boynton 32 12 3 3 1 0 1
B Mike Rosario 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Yeguete 21 6 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Casey Prather 16 6 4 1 1 1 1
C+ M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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