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John Beilein Asked If Michigan Will Now Call Itself 2013 National Champs

Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates win over Kansas Jayhawks.

ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 29: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates late in their 87 to 85 win over the Kansas Jayhawks in overtime during the South Regional Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

No college basketball team won the 2013 national championship according to the NCAA. The '13 title has been vacated.

The NCAA announced earlier this week that Louisville has to vacate a number of its wins stemming from the dorm-room strippers scandal. Included in those vacated wins is the 2013 national championship.

Louisville beat Michigan in that '13 title game. It was one of the most-exciting title games in recent memory.

Will the Wolverines now be calling themselves the 2013 national champs? John Beilein was asked that recently.

His answer: No.

From the Detroit Free-Press:

"We didn't win it all. We lost to a great team. If someone else wants to come and say 'hey, you won it all, you're the champion.' We'll take it," Beilein said Tuesday. "But I'm not going to declare that. I'm declaring that we played our tail off that entire year and got every bit out of what was, remember, a really young team. Freshmen and sophomores all over the place.

"That was a great basketball team."

Good job, Michigan. Calling yourselves the 2013 national champs would be really lame.