March 27, 2013
There are times when Michigan coach John Beilein has to pause for a few seconds before talking to freshman Mitch McGary.
The 6-foot-10 McGary is so full of energy, it's hard to speak to him before he calms down.
Beilein's patience was rewarded last weekend, when McGary had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Michigan's 78-53 victory over Virginia Commonwealth. The Wolverines reached the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the first time since 1994, and although their stellar guard play was crucial in handling VCU's pressure, it was McGary's presence inside that the Rams had no answer for.
The 250-pound big man shot 10 of 11 from the field. The fourth-seeded Wolverines play Friday against top-seeded Kansas and 7-footer Jeff Withey.
KAKE Sports will follow the Jayhawks in the Sweet Sixteen. Look for reports beginning Wednesday.