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Sports Injury Alert:
Michigan will play Iowa State today at 5:00 pm ET, but it will be without 6′-10″ sophomore center Mitch McGary. When questioned Friday about McGary’s return from a lower back injury, Michigan head coach John Beilein was obviously tired of being asked. He told reporters;
“If he dresses, he’ll play, but we’ll decide if he dresses when he’s ready. So if you ever see him in warmups, he’s going to play.”
There has been no sign of McGary in warm-ups in Ames, so he’s obviously not playing today. McGary averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds as a freshman.
I would not expect to see McGary play against Long Beach State on Thursday or Coppin State on Friday. McGary made it pretty obvious when he intends to return. Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com reports he was present when McGary was asked if he might be back in time for the December 3rd game at Duke.
Quinn reports that the All American said, “in no uncertain terms”, that he will be in uniform and play against Duke. That sounds like pretty rel
BEST OF MAXIM
Mitch McGary returned to action and Nik Stauskas notched 20 points and six assists but it wasn’t enough as the Wolverines lost at Iowa State on Sunday evening. Both players were available to discuss the game with the media after the final horn. Watch in the embedded media player below.
John Beilein faced the media after Michigan’s first loss of the 2013-14 season. Watch Beilein’s press conference below or read Beilein’s quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “They really have a good team. What I really like that he’s been able to do is find these nuggets all over to replace, whether it’s a fifth-year guy or a junior college guy, it’s been incredible...
Sipping on the Michigan running back situation, Mitch McGary's return, Derrick Walton Jr.'s road debut, and Nik Stauskas' toughness under pressure.
Brendan Gibbons’ 44-yard field goal was certainly amazing as the last second effort eventually sent the Wolverines to a 27-19 triple overtime victory over Northwestern Saturday afternoon.
The epic final second boot also saved Michigan from another defeat with Brady Hoke calling it perhaps ‘the best single play’ he’s ‘ever seen’.
“That tells you about the discipline...
Brady Hoke and his Michigan Wolverines know that they needed a spectacular special-teams play and three overtimes to beat Northwestern Saturday -- a team that doesn't have a conference victory.
After the embarrassing losses to Michigan State and Nebraska, they'll take it. But there's still a long way to go.
Michigan's offense continued to sputter, with their only...
Iowa State 77, Michigan 70. Photo Gallery. Beilein presser. McGary/Stauskas presser. Box score.
Last year’s Michigan team went two months before losing a game. This year’s group made it to its third game. The Wolverines didn’t play poorly at Iowa State but they didn’t play well enough to win on the road, falling to the Cyclones 77-70.
The 2013-14 Wolverines...
Michigan coach John Beilein discusses his lineup, the anticipation surrounding the return of Mitch McGary, prepping for Iowa State Sunday, and more.
VIDEO: Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan and linebacker James Ross speak on fighting back against Northwestern, the tying kick in the final seconds, looking ahead to Iowa, more.
Michigan’s search for a go-to scorer in tight games will continue for most of the non-conference season as it adjusts to life without Trey Burke, the best go-to scorer in college basketball last season. The Wolverines have a lot of options, all of them talented but none of them proven. John Beilein will stick to his tinkering and experimenting until one player...
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run to lift Michigan to a 27-19 triple-overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday after the Wolverines' Brendan Gibbons tied it with a 44-yard field goal at the end of regulation.
Devin Gardner played huge in Michigan's 27-19 3OT win at Northwestern Saturday. W/VIDEO
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan 77-70 Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary's season debut.
Naz Long added 16 for the Cyclones (3-0), who held McGary to just one point in the second half while notching one of their biggest wins under coach Fred Hoiberg.
McGary, a preseason first-team All-American who missed two games...
Iowa State pulled off an early-season upset of the Michigan Wolverines, 77-70, on Sunday. Following the final buzzer, fans rushed the court.
AMES, Iowa -- Melvin Ejim scored 22 points and Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan 77-70 on Sunday, spoiling Wolverines star Mitch McGary's season debut.