Michigan's strength starts with a balanced attack, toughness from playing in the most difficult conference in D1, and a strong belief in themselves. Capable of playing stellar basketball.
Michigan's weakness is its lack of a knock out punch. They are strong and capable at all positions and styles of play. It's just that they lack a weapon to deliver a decisive blow to a top team.
Advantage in the big games has turned to the perimeter players. The key will be Michigan's three point shooting.
Syracuse is one of two Big East teams in the Final Four. They play an aggressive zone defense that forces opponents to rely on outside shooting which statistically favors Syracuse.
Syracuse has been known to go into a scoring funk.
Syracuse needs to be effective in its zone defense, needs to take smart shots on offense, and keep out of foul trouble and turnovers low.