Found November 06, 2012 on UM Hoops:
Photo: Dustin Johnston Michigan 76, Saginaw Valley State 48 There’s been more than enough off-season debate as to whether Michigan is overrated as the fifth best team in preseason polls. Only time will tell, but through two exhibition games the Wolverines look every bit like John Beilein’s most talented team to date. Michigan cruised to a Monday night exhibition win over Saginaw Valley State by a final score of 76-48. The Wolverines scored inside and out, dominated the glass on both ends of the floor and overpowered the Cardinals. Glenn Robinson III set the tone early with 10 quick points, finishing with 17 on nine field goal attempts, while Trey Burke was clearly the best player on the floor. Burke racked up 16 points and eight assists in just 21 minutes. While Burke and Robinson were the only Wolverines to reach double figures, the offensive attack was balanced as ten players scored at least one field goal and 23 of Michigan’s 29 made shots were assisted. MICH SVSU Poss. 54...

Exhibition Game 2: Saginaw Valley State at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan wraps up its exhibition slate this evening with a home contest against the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals. The Wolverines will look to continue momentum from their nearly flawless exhibition opener against Northern Michigan while reintegrating All-American point guard Trey Burke back into the lineup after his one game suspension. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Crisler...

State of the Blog: Season Six

UM Hoops was founded in 2008 out of a simple love for Michigan basketball. The Wolverines hadn’t been to the NCAA tournament in a decade and were in the midst of a dreadful 10-22 season but we believed there was a Michigan basketball community that needed a voice. Over the past five years the site has grown in lockstep alongside the basketball program. There have been more than...

Burke Ready to Lead (with Video)

Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke was chomping at the bit to get back on the court Monday. When he finally did he made it clear that he is ready to steer the Maize & Blue ship on and off the floor.

Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps Saginaw Valley St. exhibition

John Beilein spoke to the media after Michigan’s 76-48 exhibition win over Saginaw Valley State on Monday evening. The notes and quotes are after the jump or you can watch in the embedded media player below. On Saginaw Valley State: Although the talent isn’t a Big Ten-talented team, “they at least ran and valued the ball and worked the clock and did a great job.” They...

Video: Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III react to exhibition finale

Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III met with the media after Michigan’s exhibition finale against Saginaw Valley State. Burke tallied 16 points and eight assists in just 21 minutes in his first game back from a one-game suspension. Watch Robinson’s interviews after the jump.

Video: Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. after SVSU exhibition win

Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. faced the media after Michigan’s second easy exhibition victory on Monday evening. McGary racked up six points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time while Hardaway handed out six assists. Watch Hardaway’s interview after the jump.

Beilein: First 5 still an experiment (w/video

Michigan head coach John Beilein spent nearly the entirety of Monday’s final exhibition game against Saginaw Valley State tinkering with the lineup. What will the rotation look like for Friday’s opener?

What to watch for: Saginaw Valley State

Photo: MGoBlue Michigan takes the court tonight for its second and final exhibition contest of the preseason slate. The Wolverines will host Saginaw Valley State in a final tune up before the season opener on Friday night against Slippery Rock.  Saginaw Valley State is picked to finish 7th in the GLIAC North, one spot ahead of the Northern Michigan team that the Wolverines beat...

Michigan 76 – Saginaw Valley 48: Burke’s return fuels Michigan

Final 1st 2nd Total #5 Michigan 43 33 76 Saginaw Valley State 20 28 48 Trey Burke showed no sings of rust on Monday night (photo by The best college basketball teams always seem to have some combination of veteran and young talent, versatility, and a certain amount of depth. Through two exhibition games, Michigan has shown that they have all of this – and then...

Michigan vs Saginaw Valley State quick thoughts

Michigan’s second and final exhibition matchup comes tonight at Crisler Center against the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State. Here are three things to watch for as the season nears: Trey Burke will see his first game action of the season tonight Rotation: Trey Burke will be back in the lineup tonight after serving a one-game suspension last Thursday for a violation of team rules...
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