The Michigan Wolverines might not have completed their goal of winning a national championship, but they did accomplish their goal of putting Michigan hoops back on the map.
The team also added some hardware too. Trey Burke, who had NBA opportunities last season. He decided to stay, and now is recognized as the nation's top player and a lottery pick.
But what he is proud of most is helping restore Michigan's basketball pride.
"I came back to school, because I knew we had a chance to make a run in the tournament. Once the freshman came in, and started to get the hang of our norm that's when we started to mesh as a team," said Burke.
Now the only question remaining is ... who's coming back?
Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr have long been considered NBA prospects, with Burke in the lottery, and Hardaway a potential mid-to-late 1st round pick.
But now, with the emergence of Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, the team could have some unexpected holes to fill next fall.
"I have to talk my parents. Thats not the question right now that I like to answer," says McGary. "I'm still thinking about the game and the loss, and that's about it."
"My coaching staff and I, and my family, will get together in the next week or two and discuss my future plans," says Burke. "So, I really don't have a timetable honestly."