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March Madness - Michigan Defeats Syracuse 61-56 - Recap

Michigan grabbed a 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Tim Hardaway Jr. at Georgia Dome.

Michigan won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as favorites.

Michigan got 10 points from Glenn Robinson III and another 10 points from Mitch McGary. Mitch McGary contributed 6 assists, while Mitch McGary cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Syracuse got a 22-point performance from C.J. Fair, who was supported by 11 points from Brandon Triche. Brandon Triche had 8 assists in a losing cause for Syracuse, while Jerami Grant grabbed 7 rebounds.

Michigan hit the break leading 36-25 before taking care of business in the second half.

Michigan had a 37-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.