Found March 08, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Trey Burke
Michigan Basketball (25-5, 12-5) will host Indiana (25-5, 13-4) on Sunday afternoon at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 4pm and the game will be televised on CBS. The University of Michigan has declared the game a Maize Out, which means all fans are supposed to wear Maize. Fan clappers will also be distributed to add to the atmosphere at Crisler Center. Both teams have been feeling the effects of an excruciating Big Ten schedule. Indiana has dropped two of their last three games and Michigan struggled through February with a 3-4 record. The Wolverines seem to have turned the corner with their recent wins over Michigan State and at Purdue. This is not only a battle of two Top 10 teams, it also features the two best offensive teams in the country and two national player of the year candidates in Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo. With a win Indiana will claim sole possession of the Big Ten championship. Michigan can grab a share of the Big Ten title with a victory. Trey Burke Speaking of the national player of the year award, I think Trey Burke will lock that up with another stellar performance on Sunday. He has been sensational all season long and been on an absolute roll of late. In his past five games, Burke has averaged 24 points, 7 assists and 2 steals. He has also gone 39-47 from the free throw line during that stretch. There were a lot of a positive things that came out of Michigan’s win over Purdue on Wednesday night. It was a road win and the Wolverines battled back from 12 down late in the game to pull out a clutch win. However, the most encouraging thing might have been Nik Stauskas’ coming of age performance. One game after getting knocked out by an inadvertent elbow, that required 12 stitches, Stauskas was back on the court with a shiner and delivered his finest effort of the season. He scored 17 points and came up big in the closing minutes with a huge triple and some critical free throws. The freshman also played with aggressiveness, attacking the rim and not shying away from contested three-pointers. Back on February 2nd, when Michigan lost at Indiana they only got 2 minutes out of the then injured Jordan Morgan. Since then Morgan has returned to the starting line up and his presence on the court is huge for Michigan. He’s their best low post defender, he is an efficient offensive player and a good rebounder. For Michigan to win this game, they’ll need Tim Hardaway Jr to play with an edge. When he does that and gets that certain look in his eyes, the Wolverines are a very dangerous team. Indiana is more experienced than Michigan and they can hurt you in a multitude of ways on the offensive end. They’ve become a much better defensive team this season and they are 6-2 on the road. Michigan is 17-0 at Crisler this season and 32-1 at home over the last two seasons. The crowds have been tremendous at Crisler this year and you can expect a revved up arena on Sunday. As a team, the Wolverines have grown a lot this season and their play has been trending upward, their resolve is strong and their fearless leader, Trey Burke, has never played better than he is currently. Predictions: So far this season I am 26-4 and Joe is 25-5 predicting the outcome of Michigan Basketball games. We both like Michigan to win a thriller on Sunday. Joe: Michigan 78-75 Rob: Michigan 76-74 If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form.

Trey Burke powers Michigan Basketball to win at Purdue

Michigan Basketball (25-5, 12-5) pulled out a hard fought 80-75 victory at Purdue (14-16, 7-10) on Wednesday night. The Wolverines were able to overcome a career day by Terone Johnson, who scored 32 points, and kept their Big Ten title hopes alive. How the game was won Trey Burke Michigan opened up an early 12 point lead, but Purdue stormed back behind 13 first half points from...

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Video: Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr. react to comeback win at Purdue

Trey Burke put Michigan on his back to down the stretch to lead Michigan to a comeback victory at Purdue. Burke finished with 26 points, 22 in the second half, and seven assists to just one turnover in the Michigan win. Watch what Burke along with teammates Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr., who both hit critical shots in Michigan’s comeback, had to say in the embedded media player...

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Form Tracker: March 8th, 2013

Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over two game segments. Photo: Dustin Johnston Trey Burke: 10 (Last Week: 7) Michigan’s star point guard continued his downright legendary season over the past two games, wins over Michigan State at home and Purdue on the road. His averages over those two games: 23.5 points, 7.5 assists, 4 steals and 1.5 turnovers...

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Video: John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. preview Indiana rematch

John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. all met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s home rematch with Indiana on Sunday. A Michigan win will give the Wolverines their second consecutive share of the Big Ten title. Watch all three in the embedded media players below: Burke and Hardaway after the jump.

No. 7 Michigan escapes at Purdue

Trey Burke had 26 points and five rebounds to lead No. 7 Michigan's rally to an 80-75 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. Terone Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Rapheal Davis added 15 for Purdue (14-16 7-10 Big Ten), who have lost five of their last seven games. Nik Stauskas had 17 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 16 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines...

Game 30: Michigan at Purdue Recap

Dustin Johnston Team PTS PPP FG FG% 2P 2P% 3P 3PT% FT FT% OR DR AST TO STL BLK PF MICH 80 1.16 25-59 42% 18-41 44% 7-18 39% 23-29 79% 9 21 15 5 9 0 18 PU 75 1.09 26-60 43% 21-45 47% 5-15 33% 18-21 86% 13 29 15 13 3 3 22 Michigan will play for a share of the Big Ten Championship on Sunday and Trey Burke wouldn’t have it any other way. Trailing Purdue by 12 points with...

Indiana-Michigan Preview

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