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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.
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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 basketball has a seen a bit of a resurgence the last few years. But, much like the fruit stripe gum their horrible jerseys hearken to, this short run will leave a flat taste in your mouth, making you wish for more. The Wolverines are just another school that has a deal with adidas wearing these horrific uniforms. Nobody has it worse than Notre Dame and their Shamrock Shake unis.
Michigan basketball was dealt an abrupt departure from the Big Ten Tournament thanks to a Wisconsin team that flipped the offensive switch in the 2nd half and overwhelmed the Wolverines. Perhaps it was Wisconsin shooting a putrid 5-29 from the field in the 1st half that lulled the Michigan defense to sleep. Whatever the case, the Badgers caught their opponent playing a step slow...
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...
As expected, all eyes were on Denard Robinson during Michigan’s Pro Day on Friday. Robinson was out there running routes as a receiver, running out of the backfield and fielding punts in front of scouts from every NFL team.
Robinson, who is projected to be drafted as an NFL receiver, could be taken anywhere from the second round to the fourth or fifth round during...
Michigan players were available to discuss Michigan’s NCAA tournament draw on Sunday evening. Watch Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III discuss South Dakota State and more in the embedded media players below.
McGary and Robinson after the jump.
As you watch March Madness, the premier event of college basketball, you may have noticed CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Her Michigan Wolverines got bounced early from the Big Ten Tournament early (she’s a UM grad).
Tracy Wolfson formerly worked for MSG Network as an anchor and reporter as well as covering golf, college football and Arena Football for ESPN from 2002–2003...
Devin Gardner and Michigan look to get back on track this fall after plugging some holes. Photo: USA Today Sports
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Michigan is ready to go with a pro-style offense in 2013. If successful, the Wolverines could be making their way to Indianapolis for a shot to capture their first Big Ten title since the 2004 season. It...
John Beilein met with the media Sunday evening to discuss Michigan’s NCAA tournament draw, South Dakota State and the current state of the Wolverines. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below:
Related Video: Michigan players react to South Dakota State
Michigan will open the NCAA tournament against South Dakota State on Thursday, March 21st at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Times and television information are expected to be announced later this evening.
South Dakota State is rated the No. 101 team in the country by KenPom.com. The Jackrabbits tied for the Summit League regular season title with a 25-9 (13-3) record...
It didn't take Brady Hoke long to get Michigan back into contention for conference titles and BCS bowls. He also ended the long losing streak...
Michigan’s so-called “revenge tour” turned out to be a rerun after the Wolverines lost to Wisconsin in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament, 68-59. And while they will have to forget this loss quickly as attention turns collectively to the NCAA tournament, Michigan will have to address some season-long issues that were exposed once again against...
Michigan faces off against Wisconsin this afternoon in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal action. The Badgers will be playing their first game in Chicago while Michigan topped Penn State on Thursday afternoon. Will Michigan benefit from the early adjustment to the United Center on Thursday or will the Wolverines suffer from tired legs. John Beilein will hope for the...
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.
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...