In mid-March, Mitch McGary and Montrezl Harrell were a pair of freshmen still working through their rookie seasons.
By April 8, they were key big men in the national championship game.
The fortunes for McGary and Harrell took abrupt turns once tournament season began, raising the bar for their sophomore years. In 2013-14, Michigan and Louisville will expect more of what McGary and Harrell delivered during the postseason. The breakout last year will need to become the norm starting in November.