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It took Michigan 20 minutes to wake up on Sunday afternoon but the Wolverines finally began to resemble the team that cruised through the first 21 games of the season with just one loss.
In the first half, Illinois dominated the offensive glass, grabbing eight offensive boards for 13 second chance points, while uncharacteristic turnovers bogged down a usually efficient Wolverine attack. But Michigan corrected its problems in the second half. The Wolverines didn’t surrender an offensive rebound in the second half and outscored the Illini 43-27 in the second period to coast to a 71-58 victory.
Illinois hung close through much of the second half until Trey Burke spearheaded a 9-0 Michigan run to extend Michigan’s lead to 12 points with 5:43 to play.
Burke scored his 1,000th point in a Wolverine jersey and led the way with 26 points and eight assists, on 8-of-11 shooting with just one turnover, while Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III also reached double figures with 13 and 10 poin...
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Michigan basketball (23-4, 10-4) sorely needed a convincing win. To have to get it against an Illinois team (20-9, 7-8) that won 5 straight games and was playing with a ton of confidence was a tall order, but they got it. Michigan used a dominant 2nd half to get the 71-58 win.
How They Won
The Wolverines started off slow on defense giving up 11 quick points before the...
Jordan Morgan, Trey Burke and Caris LeVert all faced the media after Michigan’s 13 point win over Illinois. Burke was dominant statistically while Caris LeVert provided a scoring lift off of the bench. However it was Jordan Morgan that held things together in the middle with a steady defensive performance.
Burke and LeVert after the jump.
Michigan trailed by 3 at the half, but Trey Burke, who had 26 points and 8 assists, led a 2nd half Michigan spurt that put the Illini in the rear view mirror.
John Beilein addressed the media during the post-game press conference following Michigan’s 71-58 win over Illinois at the Crisler Center on Sunday. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “I was thrilled with that second half that we played today. As you can see, Illinois coming in with a win against...
1. With the loss Illinois falls to 7-8 and just about guarantees a Big Ten finish no better than 6th. The top five teams in the conference all have at least 10 conference wins. Michigan is two games back of Indiana and one back of Michigan State.
2. Illinois had just seven assists on 21 made baskets. The Illini are 340th of 347 Division I teams in assist rate. They've been...
Michigan center Jordan Morgan made a big impact in his first extended time since spraining his ankle at Illinois nearly a month ago. With four games left, the redshirt junior will be key to the Wolverines success.
John Beilein joined the rest of the Big Ten coaches for a teleconference Monday morning. He touched on how his team has gotten back on track since struggling over the past month, the consequences for turnovers in practice and more. You can read notes and quotes below.
Opening statement: "I really like the way we played yesterday against a really good Illinois team. They’d...
By most measures, Glenn Robinson III has had a very successful freshman season. The young forward is great at using his elite athleticism and high basketball IQ to score with extreme efficiency, mostly through cuts to the basket, put backs off of offensive rebounds and opportunities in transition.
Like all freshmen, Robinson has experienced his ups and downs – part...
GoBlueWolverine's Andre Barthwell and Kyle Bogenschutz hit the Crisler Center floor to recap Michigan's 71-58 win over Illinois Sunday afternoon, the play of freshman guard Caris LeVert, the reinsertion of center Jordan Morgan -- are the Wolverines finding their way once again?
Much of the discussion over the last two weeks has revolved around Michigan’s difficult schedule, tired legs, youth, and the proverbial freshman wall. But...
Michigan hosts Illinois on Sunday afternoon after a week off and hopes to regain its early season form before a critical stretch run. Dan Dakich and Bob Wischusen will be on the call for ESPN with tip off scheduled for 1:02 p.m.
Join in the discussion below before, during and after the game to share your thoughts, predictions and observations.
Fire and Ice: Michigan duo of Burke, Hardaway Jr. form top backcourt – “”Tim’s fire, and Trey’s ice,” Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer said. “Different personalities … but they have great passion for the game of basketball but they also have what I think is really special — a drive to win, a will to win, that you don’t see in all the kids you...
Michigan Wolverines standout point guard Trey Burke scored a game-high 26 points and dished out 8 assists as Michigan beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 71-58 in Ann Arbor. The sophomore guard shot 8-of-11 from the field and 8-of-10 from the foul line.
Illinois (20-9, 7-8 Big Ten) actually came out playing hard defense and went after the basketball. After leading 15...