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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Spike Albrecht
Minnesota could have spoiled Michigan's party Saturday night - if only they had held onto the ball.
With a national championship slipping away in the final minutes, Trey Burke raced back on defense and gave Michigan fans one more spectacular play to remember.
What a week for Rick Pitino! He's elected to the Hall of Fame. His horse is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His son gets a prominent head coaching job. Then he caps it off with what he wanted most. Another national championship.
"That was honestly, probably back to high school days," Albrecht said, remembering when he's had a similar stretch. "Coach (John) Beilein doesn't play guys with two fouls in the first half, so I knew I was in the rest of the half, and I was fortunately hitting shots. Teammates were finding me. That's about it."
Burke scored 24 points in what may have been his final college game, and backup Spike Albrecht added 17 in the first half Monday night, but Michigan couldn't hold off the Cardinals, who wore the Wolverines down in the second half and took the national championship with an 82-76 victory.