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A couple of weeks ago, King dropped by one of Robinson’s classes to speak on an era that is still remembered fondly at Michigan, even though the triumphs were eventually thrown out by the NCAA because of illicit payments to Webber.

“A lot of people want to make the comparison,” Robinson said. “But we’re nowhere near the Fab Five. … They changed the face of college basketball. We try to stay away from all that.”

Still, it’s easy to see Burke fitting in with those great teams from two decades ago.

Now, he’s got a chance to do something the Fab Five never did _ win a national title.

The Wolverines, you see, are feeling good about their chances, too.

Bring on the Orange Crush.

“If you’re not confident in the Final Four, then you shouldn’t be here,” Burke said. “We’ll be ready.”

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