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It was clear that Michigan was unfazed by VCU’s vaunted ‘havoc’ defense from the opening tip off. The Wolverines scored on six of their first seven possessions and never looked back.
Havoc didn’t lead to giveaways – although Trey Burke had a season high seven turnovers – instead it yielded open shot after open shot for John Beilein’s Wolverines. Michigan’s defense held the Rams to just 23 first half points and its offense was able to extend a 15-point half time lead to a 78-53 victory.
VCU’s defense would make things difficult at times but Mitch McGary dominated the game. The Wolverines’ 6-foot-10, 250 pound freshman was a presence on both ends of the floor and finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds. McGary was joined in double figures by Trey Burke (18 points), Tim Hardaway Jr. (14) and Glenn Robinson III (14).
The win means that Michigan advances to the Sweet 16 at Cowboy Stadium where it will face the winner of Sunday’s Kansas-North Carolina game on Friday. Full p...
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Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke talks about his confidence in his teammates, how he feels physically after the nasty fall against SDSU, and bouncing back after a rare subpar performance.
Nik Stauskas and Trey Burke were available on Friday afternoon to discuss Michigan’s match up with VCU and the challenge Michigan’s guards will have with VCU’s pressure defense. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below:
Burke after the jump.
Nate Wolters helped contain Trey Burke, so in the much-anticipated matchup of star point guards, South Dakota State more than held its own.
It was the rest of the Michigan lineup the Jackrabbits had trouble with.
Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan overcome a rough night for Burke in a 71-56 NCAA...
After the highs and lows of a 34 game season, Michigan’s year will remembered by its NCAA tournament performance. The Wolverines will hope to avoid a repeat early upset tonight as they battle South Dakota State in a round of 64 tournament clash. Nate Wolters vs. Trey Burke will grab all of the headlines but both teams feature their fair share of offensive talent and shooting accuracy...
by Cakes Fisher
DC/Maryland Bureau Reporter
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“Wake up!” the Saturday noon special or brunch blockbuster starts the college action off on the main network feed. Promising to be an excellent match up between the talented Wolverines and the swarming Rams, the guard play will be the determining factor in this South...
In a game that was billed as a battle of the most efficient point guards in college basketball, neither player hit the ground running. Michigan’s Trey Burke and South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters combined to score six points in the first half on dismal 2-of-15 shooting. After a close first half, the Wolverines were able to pull away in the second with a 71-56 victory...
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium Wednesday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills to discuss Michigan’s Saturday afternoon NCAA tournament matchup with VCU. Read their comments in the full transcript below.
Q. I’m wondering if you could tell me what type of coach John Beilein is. If you could, please, elaborate and tell me does...
Throughout the first half of Michigan’s 71-56 defeat of South Dakota State on Thursday, Trey Burke simply did not look like the National Player of the Year candidate Michigan fans have watched all season. The Jackrabbits were shutting down the middle and Burke was seeing jumpers rim out left and right.
It was obvious Burke was pressing. Michigan’s point guard finished the first...
1) Michigan isn’t bothered by ‘havoc’ in opening minutes
The first few minutes of this game were going to be key for both teams. If Michigan came out playing poorly at the start, as the Wolverines have been known to do at times, it would be bad news. If the VCU forced Michigan into some early turnovers resulting in easy basket, the Wolverines could have found themselves with...
VCU had a full half of its round of 64 match-up against Akron to think about its next opponent on Thursday evening, given the game was pretty much over at the break. The Rams took a 25-point lead on the Zips and never looked back, winning in impressive fashion, 88-42.
VCU’s famed “havoc” defense is often described as a full-court press, but it is perhaps more accurately described...
Turns out VCU was the team that should have been worried about this NCAA tournament matchup.
Havoc is heading home after Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and cool-headed Michigan breezed through VCU's vaunted pressure.
''They have a lot of players and a lot of good ball handlers,'' Rams coach Shaka Smart said. ''They were able to, when they did break the...
The fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines and fifth-seeded VCU Rams will open Saturday’s Round 3 action in the NCAA Tournament with a 12:15 p.m. ET tip. The game will be the first of two at The Palace of Auburn Hills, with Michigan State and Memphis doing battle in game two, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Michigan-VCU.
The Rams are coming off a 46-point win over Akron on Thursday...
It’s on the minds of every Michigan basketball fan, it’s every third word out of the mouth of VCU coach Shaka Smart and you can bet it’s what the Michigan basketball team focused on for almost its entire practice.
VCU’s vaunted full-court press attack and Michigan’s ability to break it will ultimately decide the outcome of Saturday’s round of 32 match-up between...