The Wolverines have a chance to do something the Fab Five never did: win a national championship. Michigan, making its first Final Four appearance since the Fab Five era, takes on suffocating Syracuse in a national semifinal Saturday night that presents a clear contrast in styles.
Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was playing this late in the NCAA tournament.
It’s been more than 20 years since the Michigan Wolverines first trotted out five freshman stars nicknamed “The Fab Five.” But, despite the hoopla, they never won a NCAA Championship, but the last member still active in the NBA now has his championship ring.