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Mitch McGary hasn’t touched the floor since practice began this fall but was named to the Associated Press Preseason All-American team along with Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Russ Smith and Andrew Wiggins. The decision has been questioned by some so we took sides. Joe Stapleton argues that McGary is overrated while I argue his case for making the team.
All-American Apprehension by Joe Stapleton
I caught some flak on Twitter Monday night for calling the AP’s selection of Mitch McGary as a preseason first-team All-American “bizarre.” While “bizarre” may have been a bit too strong a word, I stand by my perplexity at the choice. I’m not saying it was necessarily the wrong decision, just that it seemed arbitrary to me.
The award is obviously based on potential, but it’s not just that — a player’s body of work matters. Feel free to point to the selection of Andrew Wiggins on this year’s team, but remember that he is only the second freshman since the AP started picking th...
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In this installment of our Michigan Basketball season preview, we break down the Wolverines schedule and offer our game-by-game predictions. Previous installments in the Michigan Basketball preview series include; the roster breakdown and a general overview of the team.
The schedule is loaded with great match ups. In just their third game of the season,...
Associated Press Preseason All-American center Mitch McGary will sit out Michigan's season opener, Friday night vs. UMass Lowell at Crisler Center.
Asked on WTKA-AM (1050) Thursday morning whether McGary would play, Beilein said, No, he wont.
McGary, who's nursing a lower-back condition, didn't play in the Wolverines' two exhibition games either, but Beilein sounded...
When the Final Four banner is raised to the rafters Friday, it will be the final act of the 2012-2013 basketball season. The chapter will be closed on the team that fought past Kansas and destroyed Florida to reach the pinnacle of the sport, one that Michigan had not come close to in twenty years. The key catalysts are gone, from mainstay Tim Hardaway Jr. to player of the year Trey...
Michigan center Mitch McGary will miss Friday night's season opener against UMass-Lowell because of a lingering back problem.
Coach John Beilein didn't offer many details about McGary's condition or progress. The 6-foot-10 sophomore was named to the AP's preseason All-America team, but it's not clear when he'll be able to take the court this season. The seventh...
Michigan still doesn’t know when it will have its All-American big man back in the lineup. The one thing we do know: Mitch McGary will not be playing in tomorrow night’s regular-season opener against UMass Lowell. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
“He’s not going to play (tomorrow), no,” John Beilein said during his press conference this afternoon. When asked about McGary’s progress...
It didn’t start out pretty for Michigan basketball. In fact, Michigan versus UMass-Lowell would stay ugly for the entirety of the first half. This was the first game for the River Hawks as a Division 1 program, but the team more than matched up against #7 Michigan. UMass-Lowell held the Wolverines to 26% shooting from the field, and there wasn’t much to cheer about other than...
Last season, Michigan was the last team in the country to lose a game: the National Championship against Louisville in Atlanta. After a long offseason of waiting and excitement, the Wolverines finally return to their first meaningful game action at the Crisler Center on Friday, November 8th, 2013, where before tipoff there will be a special ceremony for the raising of the 2012...
Michigan’s exhibition season is over and the real season tips off on Friday so we’re taking a look back at what questions were answered in preseason play and what questions remain. One major question is Mitch McGary’s health, the 6-foot-10 sophomore won’t play on Friday but continues to progress, according to Michigan head coach John Beilein this morning on WTKA. Here are...
John Beilein met with the media after Michigan’s season opening win against UMass Lowell on Friday evening. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or read the transcript below.
Opening statement: “I’ve known Pat Duquette for a long time at UMass Lowell and turning around a program in Division I is quite a challenge, but he’s got a great plan...
Lingering back issues will keep AP Preaseason All-American center Mitch McGary on the sidelines for the Wolverines season-opener, and possibly longer, a report from the Detroit Free Press confirmed Thursday.
Michigan coach John Beilein told the media he would consider withholding McGary from action until conference play if he felt the center was not 100 percent healthy. Beilein said...
Michigan basketball is back. Seven months ago the Wolverines walked off the floor at the Georgia Dome after falling short against Louisville in the National Championship. It feels like yesterday, but Michigan finally has a chance to move on as it tips off the 2013-14 season at the Crisler Center tonight.
The Wolverines will hold a Final Four banner raising ceremony...
Who: UMass Lowell (0-0) at No. 7 Michigan (0-0)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 8th
TV: BTNDigital/MGoBlue All-Access ($9.95) | How to watch
Radio: MGoBlue, 950AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius 92
More: Mitch McGary is OUT, Notebook, Videos Interviews
Michigan will celebrate last season, raising a Final Four banner into the rafters...
On Friday, before the Wolverines take on UMass Lowell in their first regular-season game, they will have a chance to reflect on one of the greatest seasons in Michigan basketball history.
They will do this by watching a Final Four banner be raised to the rafters of the Crisler Center (at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before tip off). And for a moment, undoubtedly, John Beilein will feel...
Michigan 69, UMass Lowell 42 | Photo Gallery | Beilein Video & Quotes | Player Interviews | Box Score
It took Michigan a while to realize that the regular season had started but eventually the Wolverines regained their form and topped UMass Lowell, 69-42.
Last year’s Michigan team set unfair an unfair precedent for non-conference performance. That group lost...
Michigan coach John Beilein went small for Friday night’s season opener against UMass Lowell as sophomore wing Caris LeVert started over senior forward Jordan Morgan. Offensively, the Wolverines have some kinks to work out despite the victory (VIDEO included).