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Trey Burke reflects upon the Wolverines’ victory over Penn state and discusses what the team learned from the blowout defeat at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans. The sophomore floor general shed light on the reasons for Michigan’s defensive struggles, the path to improvement moving forward, and much much more.

Michigan Basketball defeats Penn State 79-71

Michigan Basketball improved to 22-4, 9-4 with a 79-71 victory over Penn State (8-17, 0-13) on Sunday afternoon at Crisler. How the game was won Penn State came out with confidence and energy and used a 12-1 run to take an early 17-9 lead. Michigan went through a 7 minute field goal drought in the first half and appeared to have some post-MSU hangover. Trey Burke carried the Wolverines...

Burke and Harris earn Big Ten weekly honors

Trey Burke didn't have the best start to his week, but apparently, his strong finish was enough to satisfy voters at Big Ten headquarters. Despite taking part in Michigan's humiliating loss Tuesday to Michigan State, Burke's 29 points, five assists and zero turnovers on Sunday against winless Penn State were enough to get him his third Big Ten Player of the Week award...

Burke, GRIII lead U-M over PSU, 79-71

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.

Trey Burke wins Big Ten Player of the Week honors, Indiana’s Tom Crean not happy

  Despite some lackluster performances by Michigan this past week which included a rout at the hands of Michigan State last Tuesday and an 8-point win over Penn State Sunday, Trey Burke still played well, well enough to win Big Ten honors. The Michigan guard accumulated 29 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds against Penn State as well as 18 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds against...

Notes, quotes from John Beilein on weekly Big Ten teleconference

Dustin Johnston John Beilein hopped on the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference on Monday afternoon. The coach talked about developing mental and physical toughness on his team, whether or not he’s still thinking about winning the Big Ten and more. You can read notes and quotes below. Also a couple of housekeeping news bits. Michigan fell to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25...

Hoosiers Tom Crean lashes out at Big Ten over weekly awards

The Indiana Hoosiers Tom Crean proved me wrong today. I didn’t think people actually cared about player of the week awards, mostly because any time I’ve written or posted about them it’s equaled web traffic/social media death. But IU coach Tom Crean sure does. He was quite unhappy about the selection process, and he let the Big Ten office know it during the conference call...

Five Key Plays: Penn State at Michigan

1) Trey Burke keeps Michigan afloat in the first half There were many words to describe Michigan’s scoring output in the first half: meager, anemic and tepid all work. However, without Trey Burke, it would have been nearly non-existent. Burke was the only Michigan player who was able to get anything going on offense in the first half, scoring 10 of his team’s first 14 points...

Beilein Wants “Big Boy” Basketball (w/video)

Michigan’s 79-71 win over Penn State Sunday afternoon isn’t exactly a model for how the Wolverines will look to finish the Big Ten season. John Beilein and his coaching staff are aware, raising their sense of urgency with the players. **with post-game Beilein Video**

Davis Sees Beilein as Father Figure

Saginaw (MI) Arthur Hill PG Eric Davis is one of the top 2015 prospects in the state, and Michigan is among the teams keeping a watchful eye on his progress. John Beilein was on hand to watch the talented youngster recently, and so too was GBW. Following that game the talented youngster gave the latest in his recruitment, his thoughts on Michigan, his leaderboard, decision timeline, and more.

Form Tracker: February 19th, 2013

Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Trey Burke: 9.5 (Last Week: 7.5) We’ve said it numerous times throughout this season’s Form Tracker: it’s tough to play the point guard position better than Trey Burke has been playing it. The sophomore was the only Wolverine who showed up in East Lansing...

Michigan overcomes slow start for 79-71 win over Penn State

Trey Burke had a career regulation high 29 points as the No. 4 Michigan overcame another sluggish start to beat Penn State 79-71 ending a two game losing streak. From the start though Michigan looked to have no intention of getting back into the win column. The Nittany Lions quickly jumped out to an eight-point lead in the first half as the Wolverine defense allowed Penn State to...

Every game counts for top Big Ten teams

The road to the Big Ten championship goes through Ann Arbor. The only problem? Michigan's going to need some help in order to be part of the battle. After Indiana beat Michigan State on Tuesday, the top-ranked Hoosiers now have a one-game lead over the Spartans atop the conference. Michigan and Wisconsin, both with four losses, are another game back. So why does Michigan play...

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Pat Fitzgerald, Nebraska, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and it's influence over the college football landscape. Three is a Magic Number. Ramzy Nasrallah looks at Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke's upcoming third season in Ann Arbor, and looks back at the third seasons of previous Wolverine HC's. (Eleven Warriors) Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me?  Ohio State athletic...

Big Ten Roundup: February 18th, 2013

The efficiency numbers tell us that Indiana is the league’s best team by a fairly comfortable margin. (See the full efficiency margin table here.) The Hoosiers have the best offense in the Big Ten and their defense isn’t far behind, second best in the league to be precise. The Spartans have been extremely consistent on both ends – ranking third in offensive and defensive efficiency...
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