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1. Trey Burke’s 3-pointer off the pick and roll
While the pick and roll was one of Michigan’s best weapons last year with Darius Morris, it has scarcely been used so far in this early season. Morris excelled at the play, either driving to the bucket off the pick or dishing it off to the rolling Morgan. But in this clip, we see how the new-look Wolverines can use the pick and roll in a different way. Douglass gets a screen from Morgan on the left side of the arc, but instead of driving to the basket as Morris would have, he takes just one dribble to his right. As Morgan rolls, Trey Burke’s man sags in to cover the pass off the roll, leaving Burke – a much better shooter than Morris ever was – open for three on the left wing. Burke nailed the bucket, one of his three 3-pointers en route to an early career-high 14 points. This shows not just how Burke’s shooting ability can change a game but how Douglass can still utilize some sets that aren’t necessarily best designed for his skil...
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Hear what Tim Hardaway Jr. had to say after the Michigan Wolverines edged by Western Illinois on the night before they left for Maui.
The Michigan Wolverines (3-0) did not play like the 17th ranked basketball team in the country on Thursday night as they squeaked by the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (1-1), 59-55.
Trying their best to pull away, Michigan had little answer for Ceola Clark III and his 21 points, barely outlasting the visiting team.
Tim Hardaway, Jr. led the way with 12 of his 16 points coming...
The 17th ranked Michigan Wolverines will get a huge test when they tangle with the 10th ranked Memphis Tigers on Monday afternoon. The game will tip at 3pm (EST) and be televised on ESPN2. Joe did a great job braking down the tournament here: Maui Invitational Preview.
Last year Joe and I picked the winner in each of Michigan’s games and we finished the season with the following...
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The Michigan Wolverines knocked off Towson on Monday night by a final score of 64-47. Here is a set of photos from the game. Click on the thumbnail to view the larger version. All photos by Todd White.
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Jordan Morgan, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Zack Novak all met with the media this evening after Michigan’s 59-55 win over Western Illinois to discuss what went right, what went wrong and the upcoming trip to Maui.
Hardaway, Burke and Novak after the jump.
While John Beilein would’ve liked for Michigan to play better in a 59-55 win over Western Illinois, he admitted that it was good for the Wolverines to play in a tough, close game like this before heading to Maui. Here’s video of what the coach had to say, followed by notes and quotes after the jump:
Very impressed with how Western Illinois played. A very good defensive team...
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Three games, three wins and three relatively unsatisfying performances. Michigan handled its business during the first two weeks of the season but, as they prepare to board a flight to Maui on Friday, it’s clear that the Wolverines haven’t found their stride. Tonight, Michigan beat Western Illinois 59-55 in a dragging 55 possession affair...
Another late tip off for Michigan, who hosts Western Illinois in its third game of the season. Tonight’s game will be streamed exclusively on ESPN3 which is not subscription based but is ISP dependent. See this provider list to see if your ISP is supported.
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Who: Michigan (2-0) vs. Western Illinois (0-1)
Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI
When: 8:30 p.m. ET, November 17th, 2011
TV: ESPN3 (Provider List)
Radio: MGoBlue / WWJ (950 AM) / WWWW (102.9 FM / Sirius 94
Pre-Game: Beilein and Player Quotes / Trey Burke Video Feature / Pick to Click
Michigan hosts Western Illinois in its final tune up before beginning...