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Jordan Morgan has developed more in the last two years than many expected throughout his career. He’s transformed his body and developed into an effective player around the basket but he’s not an individual offensive threat. Michigan isn’t going to throw the ball to him on the block six or seven times per game and let him isolate with his back to the basket. His scoring is broken down into a handful of distinct categories: putbacks, transition baskets, pick and roll baskets and a handful of easy looks at the basket within the offense. We’ve studied the pick-and-roll in depth for some time and discussed how well Morgan runs the floor but here’s a closer look at some things that the Wolverines do to get him easy opportunities when they need a bucket.
This play is one of the most common ways, other than the ball screen, that Michigan generates half court offense for Morgan. The Wolverines love to run this play at the start of the second half and will also run it quite a bit out of tim...
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Coming into this game, Michigan didn’t know much about Nebraska. The Wolverines hadn’t played in Lincoln since 1964 and really had no idea what to expect from the Cornhuskers beyond what they saw on film. The best way to settle those early questions was to get out to an early lead and quiet the 7,000 Nebraska fans in attendance...
John Beilein met with the media following Michigan’s 62-46 win over Nebraska. Here’s video of Beilein’s post-game press conference with notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “I think the game was a lot about our defense today. We have a couple of young men out there, two seniors Stu Douglass and Zack Novak, that really buy into playing defense. That’s not...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46
on Wednesday night.
Photo: Dustin Johnston
Michigan travels to Nebraska tonight for its first Big Ten game against the Cornhuskers. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (eastern) with Eric Collins and Shon Morris on the call. The Wolverines look to remain undefeated after a loss while gunning for their second road win of the 2011-12 campaign. Follow along and participate in the comments section below...
Photo: Patrick Radigan
Michigan State’s upset win in Columbus leaves Michigan just a game out of a first place tie entering today’s game against Illinois. Tip off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Crisler Center and although the same is sold out you can watch it on CBS or streaming live here.
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