Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 2/18/13
1) Trey Burke keeps Michigan afloat in the first half There were many words to describe Michigan’s scoring output in the first half: meager, anemic and tepid all work. However, without Trey Burke, it would have been nearly non-existent. Burke was the only Michigan player who was able to get anything going on offense in the first half, scoring 10 of his team’s first 14 points. The Wolverines hovered around one point per possession in the first frame, not even close to their usual rate of production. In the clip above we can see how Burke was able to get going with 14 first half points and two triples. Burke finds himself on the receiving end of passes to the corner, where he buried two of his 3-pointers, but he remains most effective in the transition game. Burke has a true talent for dictating the pace of a given possession, and he did a good job of setting the Nittany Lions defense on its heels before they could set up the zone they were running. Burke can score in many ways in tr...
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