Posted January 28, 2013 on
Sitting atop the rankings, the Michigan Wolverines present a tough challenge for Northwestern. The key for the Wildcats' chances is shutting down point guard Trey Burke; a difficult duty, but one the Wildcats are preparing for.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Michigan basketball (19-1, 6-1) had a chance to become the #1 team in the nation earlier this season and lost at Ohio State. They did not blow their opportunity tonight. The Wolverines stuck it to the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-6, 2-5) in Champaign, 74-60.
How They Won
In the 2nd minute of the game, Michigan lost starting center Jordan Morgan to a rolled ankle. Against...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
For the first time since the Fab Five wore maize and blue uniforms, Michigan is the No. 1 team in the country.
After occupying spots two through five this season, the Wolverines finally moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 released this afternoon after a school-record 19-1 start. The Wolverines earned 51 first place votes ahead of Kansas with 13 and Florida with one.
In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed his team's victory over Illinois, the program;s rise to #1 as well as his own, the addition of more low post play to the offense, why he isn't thinking about taking Jordan Morgan out of the starting line up, the upcoming match up with Northwestern, and more.
Big Ten play hasn’t been the easiest of times for Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas as teams pay more and more attention to the sharp shooting Canadian. But as he and his coach continue to say, his development is all a process—which will continue this evening at Illinois (6 PM EST, BTN).
With national signing day less than two weeks away, the Michigan Wolverine’s picked up a big commitment.
Running back Derrick Green announced he would become a Wolverine and the news was so exciting for Hoke that according to Green himself, Hoke began to cry.
“He was real excited,” Green told 247sports.com. “I kept him on his toes. But when I told him today, he was just...
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action.
Trey Burke: 8 (Last Week: 8)
The only complaint any Michigan fan could lob against Trey Burke is that his consistently stellar play is becoming a tad monotonous (I didn’t say the complaint had to be reasonable). The point guard is shooting at a higher volume and has lost some of the...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Duke's lopsided loss to Miami earlier in the week opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP poll comes out Monday -- and Michigan...
John Beilein faced the media after Michigan’s 14 point win at Illinois. Beilein addressed his team’s strong play, shared minor details on Jordan Morgan’s ankle sprain and gave his thoughts on a potential No. 1 ranking. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or find selected quotes after the jump.
“I’m really pleased about that win. I think...
John Beilein, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s Wednesday (6:30) game against Northwestern. Beilein reported that there’s still significant discoloration in Jordan Morgan’s ankle and he’s unlikely to practice today and doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game. Watch Beilein’s interview below and find Robinson and...
The University of Michigan is No. 1 in the updated Associated Press poll, marking the first time the Wolverines have been in the top spot since the start of the 1992-93 season. That was year two of the storied Fab Five, and Michigan reached the NCAA championship game for the second straight season. Current Michigan star Trey Burke was less than a month old then.
It’s the fourth...
As predicted by usual Wolverine Walkthrough author Chris Burke, the Michigan Wolverines did ascend to number one in the polls this week by virtue of their blowout win at Illinois. Traditionally a tougher environment, the Wolverines made Champaign look uncommonly easy in Sunday night’s rout, leading to their top standing.
Next up are the Northwestern Wildcats, a club which just...