Found February 18, 2013 on
The Sports Bank:
The Indiana Hoosiers Tom Crean proved me wrong today. I didn’t think people actually cared about player of the week awards, mostly because any time I’ve written or posted about them it’s equaled web traffic/social media death. But IU coach Tom Crean sure does. He was quite unhappy about the selection process, and he let the Big Ten office know it during the conference call today.
But before we get to Crean’s inflammatory exchange with Big Ten call moderator and assistant director of communications Dan Mihalik, a little history. The Michigan Wolverines Trey Burke was player of the week, Burke averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals in a loss to MSU and a win over Penn State. He shot nearly 60%.
However, that loss to Michigan State was a doozy. UM got absolutely destroyed by about 30 points, and it could have been worse. Anyways, here’s the rant: (transcription courtesy of Detroit Free Press)
Crean: “Dan, I have a question for you. Can you give me the criteria, so I can unde...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Michigan Basketball improved to 22-4, 9-4 with a 79-71 victory over Penn State (8-17, 0-13) on Sunday afternoon at Crisler.
How the game was won
Penn State came out with confidence and energy and used a 12-1 run to take an early 17-9 lead. Michigan went through a 7 minute field goal drought in the first half and appeared to have some post-MSU hangover. Trey Burke carried the Wolverines...
Trey Burke didn't have the best start to his week, but apparently, his strong finish was enough to satisfy voters at Big Ten headquarters.
Despite taking part in Michigan's humiliating loss Tuesday to Michigan State, Burke's 29 points, five assists and zero turnovers on Sunday against winless Penn State were enough to get him his third Big Ten Player of the Week award...
EAST LANSING, Mich. On two legs, Victor Oladipo might be the best player in college basketball.
As it turns out, the Indiana junior guard isn't bad on one leg, either.
Playing on a sprained ankle, Oladipo capped a big game by scoring six points in the final 45 seconds, allowing top-ranked Indiana to escape with its first win at Michigan State in 22 years, 72-68 on Tuesday...
Trey Burke reflects upon the Wolverines’ victory over Penn state and discusses what the team learned from the blowout defeat at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans. The sophomore floor general shed light on the reasons for Michigan’s defensive struggles, the path to improvement moving forward, and much much more.
Despite some lackluster performances by Michigan this past week which included a rout at the hands of Michigan State last Tuesday and an 8-point win over Penn State Sunday, Trey Burke still played well, well enough to win Big Ten honors.
The Michigan guard accumulated 29 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds against Penn State as well as 18 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds against...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday.
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...
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
Trey Burke: 9.5 (Last Week: 7.5)
We’ve said it numerous times throughout this season’s Form Tracker: it’s tough to play the point guard position better than Trey Burke has been playing it. The sophomore was the only Wolverine who showed up in East Lansing...
Trey Burke had a career regulation high 29 points as the No. 4 Michigan overcame another sluggish start to beat Penn State 79-71 ending a two game losing streak.
From the start though Michigan looked to have no intention of getting back into the win column.
The Nittany Lions quickly jumped out to an eight-point lead in the first half as the Wolverine defense allowed Penn State to...
The efficiency numbers tell us that Indiana is the league’s best team by a fairly comfortable margin. (See the full efficiency margin table here.) The Hoosiers have the best offense in the Big Ten and their defense isn’t far behind, second best in the league to be precise. The Spartans have been extremely consistent on both ends – ranking third in offensive and defensive efficiency...
Glenn Robinson III, Trey Burke and Nik Stauskas met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win over Penn State. The trio discussed the team’s defense and mindset after a Penn State win that was more difficult than expected.
Burke and Stauskas after the jump.