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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 former as Michigan looks for a second win at the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 1998.
Tip off is scheduled for 2:30 eastern time with Mike Tirico and Dan Dakich on the call for ESPN. Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.
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Michigan basketball did today what they couldn’t do in Happy Valley, the finished off Penn State. Eerily for Michigan fans, the Wolverines went up by 15 at nearly the exact same time they did on the road v. this same team. This time, Michigan dropped the hammer and won by a final knockout of 83-66.
How They Won
Penn State jumped out early on a surprisingly sluggish and scrambling...
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...
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...
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 sophomore point guard Trey Burke opens up about being player of the year in the Big Ten, Jared Sullinger's support from the stands today, his performance against Penn State, and the play of the freshmen experiencing post season ball for the first time.
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...
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.
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.
GoBlueWolverines' Andre Barthwell goes 1-on-1 with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer after the Wolverines 83-66 win over Penn State. Meyer touches on the change from the first half to the second half, Trey Burke's leadership, and the play of Horford and McGary.
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke on the communication defensively, inability to knock down open shots offensively, and looking forward to the NCAA tournament.
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...
Moss Point (MS) guard Devin Booker and his dad made their way to Ann Arbor for the most electric game of Michigan’s season. And while the game ended in disappointment for the Maize & Blue, the positive impression made by John Beilein & company was nonetheless positive.
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...