Thanks for coming out, Michigan

Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. hug during their win over Syracuse on Saturday. (REUTERS)

Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. hug during their win over Syracuse on Saturday. (REUTERS)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

One team was supposed to be here, one team was not.

But don’t tell the Michigan Wolverines they don’t belong in Monday’s NCAA championship game.

“We talked about it every day and we knew it could come true, we always believed we could get to this point,” said Michigan starting guard Nik Stauskas, of Mississauga, Ont.

“Every day at practice we talked about being national champions.”

Head coach John Beilein instilled a sense of confidence in his young group from the start and allowed them to dream big, even with three freshman starters and a sophomore star.

“When we huddled up, we always said: ‘National champions on three,’” said Glenn Robinson III, one of those first-year players and a big part of Saturday’s win over Syracuse with 10 points and six rebounds.

Unfortunately for the maize and blue, the dream will end on Monday.

Michigan is a good team, playing its best basketball of the season, largely thanks to the emergence of Mitch McGary, bu


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