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A tale of two styles: Octopus-like Syracuse counting on zone to shut down run-and-gun Michigan

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    Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams walks on the court with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim during practice the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Michigan, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Syracuse plays Michigan in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this March 29, 2013, file photo, Michigan's Trey Burke (3) reacts after making a three-point basket in the final seconds of the second half of a regional semifinal game against Kansas in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Arlington, Texas. Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, has been selected The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year on Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) (The Associated Press)

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    Syracuse players and staff pose for a photo before practice for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Michigan, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this March 3, 2013, file photo, Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) dribbles upcourt during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich. Burke, the sophomore point guard who led Michigan to the Final Four, has been selected The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year on Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) (The Associated Press)

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    Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas dunks the ball during practice for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Michigan, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (The Associated Press)

Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.

Next up, a guy who knows a thing or two about breaking down opposing defenses.

Trey Burke, meet the Orange Crush.

The Final Four semifinal between Syracuse and Burke's Michigan team will present a clear contrast in styles Saturday. The Orange are a veteran squad and perfectly content to settle into their octopus-like zone. The brash young Wolverines love to run, run, run and have been compared to those Fab Five teams of the early 1990s.

All eyes will be on Burke. The Associated Press player of the year was huge in the regionals, leading Michigan to an upset of top-seeded Kansas. But he's never played against a defense quite like this.