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Game plans for Louisville-Michigan

Our coaches break down key matchups, personnel for Cardinals, Wolverines

Updated: April 8, 2013, 3:17 PM ET
By Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg | ESPN Insider

Ahead of Monday night's national championship matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and Michigan Wolverines, we asked our analysts and former coaches, Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg, to come up with a game plan to defeat the other. Fraschilla took the Wolverines, and Greenberg took the Cardinals.

Louisville's game plan versus Michigan

By Seth Greenberg

Key personnel for Michigan:

F: Mitch McGary, 6-foot-10, Fr.
McGary is playing as well as anyone left in the tourney. He's a consistent rim runner, has great hands and is a great rebounder -- not just good, but great. And he has a tremendous feel for the game, which is why I've nicknamed him Magic McGary.

Yes, he's technically still a freshman, but he's a 20-year-old freshman who will be 21 in two months. He's played 38 games this season. In other words, this freshman is no longer a freshman. Right now he looks like he might be a lottery pick.

He poses a lot of problems for Gorgui Dieng, who is coming off an uninspired performance against the undersized post players of Wichita State. This matchup will be pivotal.

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