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Continued: Amazing run to the NCAA tournament for maize and blue

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 20, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Coming together

Then something strange happened.

Michigan started winning.

First it was an eight-game streak to start the conference slate. Around the nation, viewers waited for the dominoes to fall. They didn’t.

Stauskas, after a freshman campaign that peaked at the end, transformed into a star in McGary’s absence, wowing with his ability to hit one clutch shot after another and inciting grins and insults with his post-dagger swagger and staredowns.

Fellow sophomore Caris LeVert also blossomed, experiencing the kind of metamorphosis few players do. A year ago, he averaged 10.8 minutes and 2.3 points per game as an obscure freshman. Suddenly, he was Michigan’s second-hand man.

“Losing Tim and Trey and Mitch early in the season, people really counted us out,” LeVert said. “I think we’ve been playing with a chip on our shoulder the whole season.”

The Wolverines still might not be playing their best basketball, Stauskas said, but they’re getting close.

“We’re coming along pretty well,” he said. “That’s where we’re really going to be a t our best once we start locking down defensively ... we’re confident in our abilities, and I think going forward, we’re only going to keep getting better.”





 

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