Thoughts from semifinal games at MSG 

November, 21, 2008
Thoughts and observations from the 2K Sports Classic in New York City as well as other notes from around the country. Michigan and Duke will meet in the final Friday night at Madison Square Garden (ESPN2, ESPN360, 7 p.m. ET). Southern Illinois and UCLA will play in the consolation game (ESPN2, ESPN360, 5 p.m. ET).

• Michigan has some really good players in Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims, but the Wolverines do not have great talent beyond that.

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Nick Laham/Getty ImagesJohn Beilein will need to recruit players that fit his offensive system.