Found December 21, 2012 on UM Hoops:
1) Michigan builds an early lead with 20-0 run in the first half For the briefest of moments, it appeared Eastern Michigan was going to make Thursday night’s match-up with Michigan a challenge for the Wolverines. After this early run, Michigan made it clear that this would not be the case. Michigan looked tentative attacking the 2-3 zone on their first few offensive possessions, and found themselves down 6-2 as a result but the Wolverines turned it on in a stunning display of just how many ways they can attack a defense. After kicking things off with a rare hook shot from Jordan Morgan, all five Michigan starters contributed points to the run, illustrating exactly how dangerous the Wolverine offense can be. Glenn Robinson III nailed a smooth midrange jumper in the middle of the zone and finished strong inside; Trey Burke took matter into his own hands in finishing a layup with plenty of contact in the post; Tim Hardaway Jr. not only ran the floor on the fast break expertly, but con...

Michigan basketball roughs up EMU, remains perfect

The #2 ranked Michigan basketball team (11-0) continued its flawless stretch of basketball with another dominant win, this time over Eastern Michigan (6-4), 93-54. 3 Stars of the Game Tim Hardaway, Jr. – Hardaway dished out a career-high 7 assists in a dynamite all-around game. TH2 scored 17 points, grabbed 5 boards, and added 2 steals and an emphatic block to his line. Mitch...

Notebook: Horford out for Eastern Michigan, no timeline for recovery

After improving his play at a steady rate this season and emerging as Michigan’s best one-on-one post defender, Jon Horford was sidelined once again after his left knee buckled during the Wolverines’ game against West Virginia on Saturday. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) All that was known at the time was that Horford had injured the same knee he twisted earlier this season. On Wednesday...

Video: Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Caris LeVert discuss win over Eastern Michigan

Trey Burke, Mitch McGary, and Caris LeVert met with the media after Michigan’s 39 point win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday evening. McGary and LeVert discuss arguably the best games of their young careers after the jump.

Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks Eastern Michigan win

John Beilein spoke to assembled media on Thursday after his team’s 93-54 blowout of Eastern Michigan. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump. Opening statement: “I’m really pleased with the way we played today. With the preparation the last two days, we prepared just as we did playing...

Game 12: Eastern Michigan at Michigan Open Thread

Dustin Johnston Michigan hosts Eastern Michigan this evening in a post-Finals, pre-Christmas tune-up. The undefeated Wolverines will look to move to 12-0 with a victory over their neighbors to the Southeast. Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below. Pre-Game Reading Game 12: Eastern Michigan at Michigan Preview Notebook: Horford out...

Beilein takes page from Berenson’s Book

Michigan coach John Beilein has the 2nd ranked Wolverines off to their first 12-0 start since the 1985-86 season. Avoiding outside pressure or expectations has proven easy thus far thanks to a quote from a Wolverine coaching legend.

Michigan ready for “pesky” EMU (with Video)

As Michigan gets set to host a pesky Eastern Michigan team Thursday night at Crisler Center, coach John Beilein says the Wolverines could mix a few things up with the rotation.

“Just Mitch being Mitch” (with Video)

Michigan freshman Mitch McGary is spending plenty of time with his coaches, cleaning up several facets of his game. Thursday, in a win over Eastern Michigan, his hard work came shining through with a double-double effort.

Beilein's Ability to Adapt Key in UM's Growth

In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed Trey Burke's elite play, Jon Horford's injury status, Max Bielfeldt's role, his team's proficiency against zone defenses, and more.

Game 12: Eastern Michigan at Michigan Recap

Team PPP PTS FG FG% 2P 2P% 3P 3PT% FT FT% OR DR AST TO STL BLK PF MICH 1.33 93 35-69 51% 23-45 51% 12-24 50% 11-12 92% 16 27 26 11 10 3 7 EMU .77 54 22-62 36% 15-36 42% 7-26 27% 3-6 50% 11 17 12 8 18 6 13 For two minutes, Eastern Michigan looked like a team that might be ready to catch Michigan in a pre-Holiday snooze Thursday evening at the Crisler Center. The Eagles jumped...
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