Burke named MOP; Burke, Stauskas & McGary on all-regional team

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 31st, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Trey Burke was named the most oustanding player of the NCAA South Regional. Also he was named to the all All-Region team with Mitch McGary and Nick Stauskas. 

Amazing. Dream. 

Also check out this final four shirt. It has both vacated years on it....


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March 31st, 2013 at 6:07 PM ^

I get why they would name Burke the MOP, but I really think that McGary deserves it. Burke showed up when he was needed, but McGary was consistent throughout the entire tournament. If everyone on the team plays like McGary in the Kansas game, we probably dont need a comeback. Burke didnt really show up to the tournament until the last 3 minutes of that game.


March 31st, 2013 at 6:09 PM ^

I agree that McGary should have been the regions MOP, but Burke has been the heart and soul of this team all year so I don't mind him taking this honor. Also, that is an awesome shirt. I am still debating on whether I want to get that shirt or the shirt the players were wearing after the game. Hell, I might just get both.


March 31st, 2013 at 6:20 PM ^

Mitch was a total badass, but mostly b/c Burke was feeding him.  Not to mention that whole last three minutes thing was fucking amazing.


March 31st, 2013 at 7:36 PM ^

I think that one of the reasons that Burke might be the right choice here, even though McGary has some amazing numbers all to his own, is that Burke was doing the one thing that point guards do when the shooting wasn't there - facilitating things with assists and being something of a conduit through which the offense flowed. That, and as others have touched on, one clutch performance in a comeback that we'll undoubtedly discuss for a long time, and rightly so. 

Congratulations to Trey on another honor in what has been an amazing season for him and this team. 


March 31st, 2013 at 8:20 PM ^

No question in my mind it's Burke.  First, there's the shot.  Second there's the fact that he's the center of every opponent's defensive scheme and yet the offense Burke led got the better of allegedly two great defenses.


March 31st, 2013 at 8:21 PM ^

Beat Syracuse next week and Michigan will have played in the finals every decade since the Sixties (again, other than the unfortunate 2000-2009 gap in the "streak").   That's the kind of consistency that made Michigan one of the top basketball programs in the country....up until the mercifully ended drought that made people forget how great this program has been over an astonshingly extended period. The only team that's done it very single decade over that stretch is Duke. The list of teams that have done it 5 of the last 6 decades is damn short. Kentucky. UCLA. Kansas. North Carolina. One more win and add Michigan to that list. 


March 31st, 2013 at 9:15 PM ^

Just curious about this selection of the team, was it just for the last two games? Because McLemore was horrible until the Michigan game. Stauskas was only great for one game. I think Timmay was more deserving than Nik.

As for MOP, Burke was a dominant point guard and the engine for the best offense in the region.


March 31st, 2013 at 10:39 PM ^

Yeah the ball was fed...but he was double double how many games? Hustle, rebound, steal, block shots, he was everywhere, every game...he never stopped...as a Freshman...no disrespect, but to me Mitch was disrespected here.