Monday, April 8, 2013

Leading scorers underscore a difference between Louisville, Michigan

Guard Russ Smith led Louisville in scoring in all five of the Cardinals' NCAA tournament games, including their semifinal victory over Wichita State.
Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Trey Burke
Four different players took scoring honors in Michigan's five tournament games through the semifinals.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with 13 in the Wolverines' semifinal win over Syracuse.
Prior to reaching the Final Four, Michigan's tournament scoring leaders were Glenn Robinson III and Hardaway with 21 against South Dakota State; Mitch McGary with 21 against Virginia Commonwealth; McGary with 25 against Kansas and Nik Stauskas with 22 against Florida.
Trey Burke, a sophomore guard who has won multiple national player of the year awards, has not led the Wolverines in scoring in a tournament game this year. Burke had 23 against Kansas.
Louisville defeated North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, Oregon and Duke before meeting Wichita State in the Final Four. Smith has scored at least 21 points in each game, with a high of 31.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home