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People in Chicago call the United Center the Madhouse on Madison. On Day 1 of the Big Ten Tournament, it certainly lived up to the billing.
In the first game, Illinois defeated Minnesota 51-49 on a Brandon Paul buzzer beater that sent the orange-clad Illini fans in the United Center into a frenzy. Neither team shot particularly well for the game, but Paul was the star for Illinois. He led the way with 25 points, accounting for half of his team’s point total. The Illini will square off against the top seeded Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. CST.
In Game 2, the Michigan Wolverines faced off against a tough Penn State squad which had defeated them earlier this season in State College. Mitch McGary provided a spark off the bench as he recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds – one of five Michigan players in double figures. The Wolverines will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at 2:30 p.m. CST.
In Game 3, the Nebraska Cornhuskers matched up against the Purdue...
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With 14:12 left to play in the first half of its first-round match-up against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament, Michigan found itself down 14-3. The Wolverines were letting the Nittany Lions score at will in the paint, and they were unable to convert layups of their own. They needed a boost, desperately.
Enter: Mitch McGary.
Michigan’s freshman spark plug went to work immediately...
Michigan big men Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary discuss the loss to Wisconsin, the poor performance defensively, and how Morgan can help lead the team past defeat.
Michigan’s locker room was open after the Wolverines’ 83-66 victory over Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. We caught up with a bunch of players as well as Michigan assistant coach Lavall Jordan to talk about the defensive adjustments made in the second half, the contribution of Michigan’s back-up big men, and much more. You can watch using the embedded...
GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz recap Michigan's Big Ten Tournament opening round win over Penn State, the play of Mitch McGary, closing the door on the Nittany Lions, and look ahead to a tough Wisconsin team that beat the Wolverines on heart breaking fashion earlier in the year.
Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander on the progression of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, Jordan Morgan’s struggles, the philosophy on playing two bigs at the same time, preparing for NCAA tournament, and more.
Thanks to Mitch McGary’s spark-plug effort, the Michigan Wolverines dodged another Penn State landmine in Round 1 of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. Their reward for winning: a matchup with the always-tough Wisconsin Badgers.
Michigan lost a heartbreaker in Madison on Feb. 9, as Ben Brust drained a half-court shot to force overtime. That setback was the third of six that the...
Michigan’s big men, along with Nik Stauskas, were also available to speak with media following Michigan’s second-round Big Ten tournament exit. You can watch all four interviews using the embedded media players below.
Stauskas, Morgan and Horford after the jump.
Michigan assitant Bacari Alexander reflects upon Michigan's 83-66 victory over Penn State in the opening round of the Big 10 tournament. In his postgame chat with GoBlueWolverine he discussed the strong pkay of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, the defensive improvement from the first half to the second half, and the keys to today's match-up with Wisconsin.
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary took the podium at the United Center after Michigan’s Thursday afternoon win over the Nittany Lions. Read the post-game press conference in the following transcript.
JOHN BEILEIN: Really proud of this team. From the way they — we had a really disappointing loss on Saturday. Bouncing back is always a difficult...
The Michigan Wolverines let a chance to share the Big Ten regular-season title slip through their fingers in heartbreaking fashion last Sunday, as they blew a five-point lead late and lost to Indiana.
Starting Thursday afternoon, Michigan gets a shot at redemption.
The Wolverines are the No. 5 seed for what promises to be a sensational Big Ten Tournament, with an opening-round matchup...
1) Penn State scores at will in the post during the first half
While the argument could be made that Michigan’s defense was better than the numbers bear out for this game, no one would argue that the Wolverines played good defense in the game’s first four minutes. Four of Penn State’s six baskets within the first four and a half minutes of game action came in the paint, and...
1) Michigan gets out on the fast break in the first half
Neither Michigan nor Wisconsin could get anything going on offense in the first half, but early on, at least Michigan seemed to have one recourse: its notoriously efficient fast-break attack. With Wisconsin missing pretty much everything, the Wolverines were free to get into run-out situations in which the Badgers only had...