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The Cleveland Plain Dealer surveyed 20 players at the Big Ten Tournament who was the Big Ten’s best player in 2013. Trey Burke won the vote with 10.5 votes.
In a Plain Dealer poll of 20 players at the Big Ten Tournament, two players from every team except Northwestern and Iowa (sorry guys, didn’t get to you after those tough losses), Michigan’s Trey Burke received 10½ votes compared to 7½ for Indiana’s Victor Oladipo. And Indiana big man Cody Zeller and Wisconsin big man Jared Berggren each got one.
“Michigan has great guys, but without Trey Burke, a lot of those guys don’t get shots,” Ohio State’s Lenzelle Smith Jr. said. “A lot of their points and offense come from Trey penetrating, and the defense pays so much attention to Trey coming off pick and rolls, it’s hard to rotate out on those other guys.
Derrick Nix, of course, voted to Jared Berggren. Stauskas and Hardaway voted for Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo respectively.
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Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke on the communication defensively, inability to knock down open shots offensively, and looking forward to the NCAA tournament.
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A team that was flirting with the nation's No. 1 ranking seven weeks ago...
Even over there Trey Burke Sucks!
I watched a ******** of basketball this weekend. It was quite impressive. Before I get into the bracket, here are a few thoughts on the conference tournaments:
*Trey Burke still sucks.
*Aaron Craft is way better and much more of a homosexual.
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John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. took the podium in Chicago after Michigan’s nine point loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. Read the entire transcript of the post-game press conference below.
JOHN BEILEIN: I want to congratulate Wisconsin and Bo [Ryan] and his team. They really played a particularly great second half...
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1. Kansas vs. 16. Western Kentucky – This isn’t 2008.
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Michigan's backcourt of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. had their seasons cut short in the second round of the NCAA tournament one year ago. This time around the First Team All-Big Ten Selections intend to have a different approach.
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.
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...
Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III were all available to speak with media following Michigan’s 68-59 to Wisconsin in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament. You can watch the interviews using the embedded media players below.
Robinson and Hardaway after the jump.