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1. Five turnovers and two missed shots on first five possessions
I don’t know if Michigan was intimidated, too fired up or just caught up in the moment but its first five possessions of the game were frustrating and uninspired. Sloppy turnovers, air balls, a lack of offensive flow and flat out poor play defined this stretch. Michigan fell behind 9-0 early and looked more like a team in Cameron Indoor than the Lahaina Civic Center. This game looked very much like it would be a Duke blowout early on. As bad as the opening possessions were, Michigan was able to regroup with a run of its own and crawl back to 11-9. This opening stretch still put the Wolverines, who were never able to regain any real sort of offensive efficiency in the first half, into a situation where they were playing from behind for 40 minutes. The game would have changed had Michigan gotten off to a better start but perhaps with a more even start one of the Wolverines second half runs could have much them into the...
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The Michigan Wolverines basketball team couldn’t overcome their first half woes in time to catch up with the Duke Blue Devils, eventually falling by a final score of 82-75.
Michigan came out against Duke looking like a team that was trying to prove something. As a result, they played too tight in the 1st half and entered the halftime break down 34-22. Uncharacteristically...
The Michigan Wolverines basketball team put up a huge early season win over the 8th ranked Memphis Tigers, 73-61, in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.
After a sluggish start to the non-conference slate, the Wolverines erased any doubt about their ability to hand with the nation’s elite in this one.
Michigan was up 37-31 at halftime on the strength of a 10-0...
John Beilein, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Zack Novak met with the media after Michigan’s 82-75 loss to Duke in the Maui Invitational semifinals. Find the full transcript of their press conference here and after the jump.
COACH BEILEIN: It mirrored a little bit of our game last year in the NCAA Tournament where they got off to a quick start with us. We only had nine...
Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points, Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 20 and No. 15 Michigan rolled over UCLA 79-63 on Wednesday to capture third place in the Maui Invitational.
Michigan (5-1) played well at both ends to build a modest lead in the first half and ran away with it in the second. The Wolverines made 15 of 23 shots in the second half and hit 62 percent overall to bounce...
1. Trey Burke’s block to end the first half
With Michigan on a 10-0 run, Memphis was in serious need of a bucket before the end of the half. With 25 seconds remaining, Memphis is content to let the clock wind down all the way to four seconds. But for Michigan, the most important moment of this play came with 11 seconds to go. As Wesley Witherspoon prepares to screen Douglass,...
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 and No. 15 Michigan rolled over UCLA 79-63 on Wednesday for third place in the Maui Invitational.
Michigan (5-1) played well at both ends to build a modest lead in the first half and ran away with it in the second. The Wolverines made 15 of 23 shots in the second half and hit 62 percent...
When Michigan nearly stunned Duke in the second round of last year's NCAA tournament, the buzz over the young Wolverines immediately began to swell, as they were set to return nearly everyone this season.
Not too long after that, when sophomore point guard Darius Morris declared for the NBA draft, then ultimately — and somewhat surprisingly — opted to remain in the draft...
Here are my thoughts on day 1 of the Maui Invitational.
Michigan-73 Memphis -61
- By Season’s end Trey Burke will be one of the better freshman in the country. The weakness coming into the season for Michigan was point guard play but so far Burke has settle those concerns. Against Memphis he had 14 points and 4 assists
- Tim Hardaway Jr. is one of the best shooting...
The Michigan Wolverines (4-1) will close out the Maui Invitational against UCLA (1-3) on Wednesday at 7:30pm (EST). Michigan fell way behind to Duke and made a furious comeback, but the Blue Devils were able to hold them off and advance to the championship game. UCLA lost in similar fashion to Kansas, they fell behind big early, they stormed back, then ultimately lost the game.
Photo: Maui Invitational
John Beilein and his three leading scorers met with the media to discuss Michigan’s 79-63 drubbing of the UCLA Bruins. Zack Novak (22 points) and Jon Horford (12 points) both went for career highs while Tim Hardaway Jr. averaged 20 points per game over three games in Maui.
COACH BEILEIN: That was good for us to get out to the lead in this game, unlike...
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 and No. 15 Michigan rolled over
UCLA 79-63 on Wednesday for third place in the Maui Invitational.
Who: No. 17 Michigan (3-0) vs. No. 10 Memphis (1-0)
Where: Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, HI
When: 3:00 P.M. ET, November 21st, 2011
TV: ESPN2 / ESPN3 (Provider List)
Radio: MGoBlue / WWJ (950 AM) / WTKA (1050 AM) / Sirius: 92 / XM: 19
Pre-Game: Notes & Quotes: John Beilein and Zack Novak / Five Pre-Tournament Thoughts
All 2011 Maui Invitational Coverage...
Photo: Dustin Johnston
Whether you’re on your couch, in your cubicle, in class or at the bar next to your office, join in the discussion for Michigan’s matinée island showdown with the Memphis Tigers. It’s the first true test of Michigan’s young season and the beginning of what should be quite a week for Michigan sports fans.
Tip off is 3 p.m. eastern time (10 a.m...
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Zack Novak scored a career-high 22 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 and No. 15 Michigan rolled over UCLA 79-63 on Wednesday for third place in the Maui Invitational.