Found March 15, 2013 on UM Hoops:
1) Penn State scores at will in the post during the first half While the argument could be made that Michigan’s defense was better than the numbers bear out for this game, no one would argue that the Wolverines played good defense in the game’s first four minutes. Four of Penn State’s six baskets within the first four and a half minutes of game action came in the paint, and in a remarkably easy fashion. As we can see in the video clips above, Penn State was exceedingly patient in their offensive sets, using off-ball screens exceptionally. In the first play, Nick Colella sets an off-ball screen for Travis Ross, guarded by Glenn Robinson III. Ross uses the screen and cuts to the basket, in the process keeping Robinson behind him with a great seal. Jermaine Marshall gets him the ball at the last possible second and the result is a layup. The tremendous use of the screen, combined with the individual effort of Ross, made that play happen. On the last play of the sequence, Penn State’s ...

Notebook: Mitch McGary steps up in Big Ten Tournament opener

With 14:12 left to play in the first half of its first-round match-up against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament, Michigan found itself down 14-3. The Wolverines were letting the Nittany Lions score at will in the paint, and they were unable to convert layups of their own. They needed a boost, desperately. Enter: Mitch McGary. Michigan’s freshman spark plug went to work immediately...

Postgame Video: McGary, Morgan talk Wisconsin

Michigan big men Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary discuss the loss to Wisconsin, the poor performance defensively, and how Morgan can help lead the team past defeat.

Video: Mitch McGary, LaVall Jordan and Jon Horford react to win over Penn State

Michigan’s locker room was open after the Wolverines’ 83-66 victory over Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. We caught up with a bunch of players as well as Michigan assistant coach Lavall Jordan to talk about the defensive adjustments made in the second half, the contribution of Michigan’s back-up big men, and much more. You can watch using the embedded...

GBW Video Analysis: Michigan beats Penn State

GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz recap Michigan's Big Ten Tournament opening round win over Penn State, the play of Mitch McGary, closing the door on the Nittany Lions, and look ahead to a tough Wisconsin team that beat the Wolverines on heart breaking fashion earlier in the year.

Alexander: “Couldn’t Put Two Halves Together"

Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander on the progression of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, Jordan Morgan’s struggles, the philosophy on playing two bigs at the same time, preparing for NCAA tournament, and more.

Wolverines Walkthrough, Big Ten Tournament Edition: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Preview

Thanks to Mitch McGary’s spark-plug effort, the Michigan Wolverines dodged another Penn State landmine in Round 1 of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. Their reward for winning: a matchup with the always-tough Wisconsin Badgers. Michigan lost a heartbreaker in Madison on Feb. 9, as Ben Brust drained a half-court shot to force overtime. That setback was the third of six that the...

Video: Mitch McGary, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford react to Wisconsin loss

Michigan’s big men, along with Nik Stauskas, were also available to speak with media following Michigan’s second-round Big Ten tournament exit. You can watch all four interviews using the embedded media players below. Stauskas, Morgan and Horford after the jump.

Alexander: Margin for Error vs Wiscy Small

Michigan assitant Bacari Alexander reflects upon Michigan's 83-66 victory over Penn State in the opening round of the Big 10 tournament. In his postgame chat with GoBlueWolverine he discussed the strong pkay of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, the defensive improvement from the first half to the second half, and the keys to today's match-up with Wisconsin.

Transcript: Beilein, Burke, Hardaway and McGary recap Penn State win

Dustin Johnston John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary took the podium at the United Center after Michigan’s Thursday afternoon win over the Nittany Lions. Read the post-game press conference in the following transcript. JOHN BEILEIN: Really proud of this team. From the way they — we had a really disappointing loss on Saturday. Bouncing back is always a difficult...

A Quick Rundown Of Day 1 At The Big Ten Tournament

College Spun/Antonio Venegas People in Chicago call the United Center the Madhouse on Madison. On Day 1 of the Big Ten Tournament, it certainly lived up to the billing.  In the first game, Illinois defeated Minnesota 51-49 on a Brandon Paul buzzer beater that sent the orange-clad Illini fans in the United Center into a frenzy. Neither team shot particularly well for the game, but...

Wolverines Walkthrough, Big Ten Tournament Edition: Michigan vs. Penn State Preview

The Michigan Wolverines let a chance to share the Big Ten regular-season title slip through their fingers in heartbreaking fashion last Sunday, as they blew a five-point lead late and lost to Indiana. Starting Thursday afternoon, Michigan gets a shot at redemption. The Wolverines are the No. 5 seed for what promises to be a sensational Big Ten Tournament, with an opening-round matchup...

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

1) Michigan gets out on the fast break in the first half Neither Michigan nor Wisconsin could get anything going on offense in the first half, but early on, at least Michigan seemed to have one recourse: its notoriously efficient fast-break attack. With Wisconsin missing pretty much everything, the Wolverines were free to get into run-out situations in which the Badgers only had...
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