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Glenn Robinson III
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Penn State Nittany Lions
Ohio State Buckeyes
Michigan State Spartans
By most measures, Glenn Robinson III has had a very successful freshman season. The young forward is great at using his elite athleticism and high basketball IQ to score with extreme efficiency, mostly through cuts to the basket, put backs off of offensive rebounds and opportunities in transition.
Like all freshmen, Robinson has experienced his ups and downs – part of the learning process in a player’s first year is developing consistency. However, there is a somewhat disturbing trend to Robinson’s ups and downs this season. As Luke Winn pointed out in this week’s power rankings, Robinson tends to play very well against lesser competition, but has virtually disappeared when playing elite-level Big Ten teams:
Source: Luke Winn/SI
Robinson further proved this point by having his best game in over a month on Sunday — against Penn State, the Big Ten’s worst team. Robinson was back to his old self with a gaudy stat line of 21 points (on perfect shooting) and 10 rebounds,...
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Michigan basketball (23-4, 10-4) sorely needed a convincing win. To have to get it against an Illinois team (20-9, 7-8) that won 5 straight games and was playing with a ton of confidence was a tall order, but they got it. Michigan used a dominant 2nd half to get the 71-58 win.
How They Won
The Wolverines started off slow on defense giving up 11 quick points before the...
Michigan Basketball (22-4. 9-4) will host Illinois (20-8, 7-7) on Sunday afternoon at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 1pm and the game will be televised on ESPN.
The Fighting Illini are currently on a 5-game winning streak that started with a win over top ranked Indiana and has included victories at Minnesota, over Purdue, at Northwestern and most recently at home vs Penn State...
Jordan Morgan, Trey Burke and Caris LeVert all faced the media after Michigan’s 13 point win over Illinois. Burke was dominant statistically while Caris LeVert provided a scoring lift off of the bench. However it was Jordan Morgan that held things together in the middle with a steady defensive performance.
Burke and LeVert after the jump.
John Beilein addressed the media during the post-game press conference following Michigan’s 71-58 win over Illinois at the Crisler Center on Sunday. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “I was thrilled with that second half that we played today. As you can see, Illinois coming in with a win against...
Michigan center Jordan Morgan made a big impact in his first extended time since spraining his ankle at Illinois nearly a month ago. With four games left, the redshirt junior will be key to the Wolverines success.
Class of 2013 Michigan commitment Zak Irvin has had a successful senior season by almost all measures. Irvin is averaging 25 points and nine rebounds per game while leading Hamilton Southeastern to a 16-3 record thus far. Irvin hasn’t just kept playing well without current Michigan State Spartan Gary Harris alongside of him in the HSE backcourt, he’s flourished. We caught up...
Michigan freshman guard Nik Stauskas takes to the podium to discuss the team's mindset after taking a few days off, the personal focus on getting his shot right in practice, and the rigors of Big Ten play.
It took Michigan 20 minutes to wake up on Sunday afternoon but the Wolverines finally began to resemble the team that cruised through the first 21 games of the season with just one loss.
In the first half, Illinois dominated the offensive glass, grabbing eight offensive boards for 13 second chance points, while uncharacteristic turnovers bogged down a usually efficient Wolverine...
Michigan trailed by 3 at the half, but Trey Burke, who had 26 points and 8 assists, led a 2nd half Michigan spurt that put the Illini in the rear view mirror.
GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz hit the Crisler Center floor to recap Michigan's 71-58 win over Illinois Sunday afternoon, the play of freshman guard Caris LeVert, the reinsertion of center Jordan Morgan -- are the Wolverines finding their way once again?
Michigan hosts Illinois on Sunday afternoon after a week off and hopes to regain its early season form before a critical stretch run. Dan Dakich and Bob Wischusen will be on the call for ESPN with tip off scheduled for 1:02 p.m.
Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.
After Michigan endured possibly the toughest stretch of games anyone in the country will play — on the road against Indiana, home against Ohio State, on the road against Wisconsin and on the road against Michigan State — the Wolverines had a full week off to reflect and reassess.
One of the main takeaways after reviewing the team’s previous five games — during which Michigan...
Much of the discussion over the last two weeks has revolved around Michigan’s difficult schedule, tired legs, youth, and the proverbial freshman wall. But...
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