Maryland basketball took down Michigan 77-70 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 17. Maryland went into the contest needing a win to get back on track though this was way too early to call a must-win game after a home setback. This win took the Terps to 14-2.
"It was my decision, and the coaches' decision, to have me redshirt," Burt said after Wednesday's spring practice. "We talked about it and thought it would be best for me, and it ended up being a good thing. I've gotten stronger and faster, and grown as a person as well." Recruited as a defensive back out of Brigham City's Box Elder High, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Burt was moved to running back in fall camp back in 2015. He finished with 14 carries for 86 yards and also returned some kickoffs. He participated with BYU's indoor track team this past winter, improving his burst and his speed. "I felt like I had a pretty good year my freshman year, but I wanted to get faster, trim a little weight,"
It's not just body language, as he told reporters before a Final Four game last year. UConn coach Geno Auriemma shared this key to telling if a potential recruit is the right fit for his program in February, as the Huskies were looking for their 100th consecutive win. "The majority of the kids we get, they talk about winning championships," he said. "Whenever a kid says to me, 'What position am I going to play?' or, "What's my role going to be on the team?' I go, 'Well, you're probably not going to have one, because you're probably not coming to Connecticut.'" The Huskies, who are going for their fifth consecutive title, face off against 4-seed UCLA on Thursday.