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Ohio boasted the best defense in the MAC this season and the Bobcats’ defense is renowned for its ability to force turnovers. While watching Ohio’s MAC Championship win over Akron we focused on two elements of the Ohio defense. First, the ability to not only force turnovers but push the ball in transition offensively after forcing a turnover. Second, how Ohio defended Akron’s ball screen offense. After the jump we dive deeper into Ohio’s defense with video and more.
Transition Offense off of Turnovers
Ohio averages 67 possessions per game, well above the Michigan’s average of 61 and the Big Ten average of 63 possessions per 40 minutes. The only Big Ten teams that play at a similar speed are Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State. The Bobcats win over Akron in the MAC Championship was tied for their slowest game of the season at just 56 possessions but, even in a game that slow, Ohio still showed off the will to push the ball off of turnovers. Here are seven plays where Ohio forced a turnove...
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Trey Burke was named to the All-Big Ten Second team and shared the Freshman of the Year award with Indiana’s Cody Zeller last week. This week Michigan’s freshman point guard picked up a pair of national accolades. CBS Sports named Burke a member of its five man All-Freshman team along with Anthony Davis, Cody Zeller, michael Kidd-Gilchrist and austin Rivers. Burke was also named...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke isn't only a freshman point guard leading a team into the NCAA Tournament. He's also coming off one of the worst games of his brief college career.
That might worry a lot of coaches and teams, but John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines aren't concerned.
Burke went 1-11 with eight turnovers in Michigan's Big Ten Tournament lopsided...
Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan addressed the media in the locker room after Michigan’s five point loss at Ohio in the NCAA tournament round of 64.
Jordan Morgan after the jump.
Zack Novak and Trey Burke took the time to discuss Michigan’s upcoming tournament opener against Ohio on Friday night. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below.
Burke after the jump.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Trey Burke looked like a different player in the Big Ten semifinals last weekend - one the Michigan Wolverines don't expect to see again anytime soon.
Burke went 1 for 11 from the field and turned the ball over eight times in a blowout loss to Ohio State on Saturday, but with the NCAA tournament about to start, Michigan...
It was a busy day in Nashville, Tenn. as all eight teams that will be playing at Bridgestone Arena took the court for open practice and addressed the media in their obligatory pregame news conferences. We posted video interviews with Zack Novak and Trey Burke yesterday but here’s a rundown of video coverage from other media outlets throughout Thursday afternoon. Here’s Michigan’s...
Walter Offutt grabbed a loose ball, was fouled by Evan Smotrycz and sank both of his free throws with 6.8 seconds left to preserve Ohio's 65-60 upset of Michigan on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional.
The 13th-seeded Bobcats (28-7) had the Wolverines on their heels throughout the game, but Michigan's Trey Burke hit a 3 with 4:12...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Walter Offutt grabbed a loose ball, was fouled by Evan Smotrycz and sank both of his free throws with 6.8 seconds left to preserve Ohio's 65-60 upset of Michigan on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional.
The 13th-seeded Bobcats (28-7) had the Wolverines on their heels throughout the game, but Michigan's Trey...
John Beilein, Zack Novak, Stu Douglass, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke met with the media today before their open practice at Bridgestone Arena. Here’s a transcript of remarks from Michigan players followed by John Beilein.
Q. This could be for anybody up there. They talk about Ohio’s stiff link defense. Talk about what prepared you during the season to get ready for such a...
After a week of build up, Michigan and Ohio will finally take the floor in Nashville for their opening NCAA tournament tilt. Ohio wants to play Cinderella for the second time in three years while Michigan has its sights set on advancing past the first weekend for the first time since 1994.
The action tips off at 7:20 p.m. (eastern) on TNT with Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel on the...