Found March 01, 2013 on
Michigan Basketball (23-5, 10-5) will host Michigan State (22-6, 11-4) on Sunday at Crisler Center. Tip off is scheduled for 4pm and the game will be televised on CBS.
This will be the second time this season, but just the second time ever, that Michigan and Michigan State will engage each other in a battle of Top 10 teams. Michigan is currently ranked #4 (but would plummet in the rankings with another loss) and the Spartans are ranked #9 and looking to avoid a third straight loss.
Michigan has lost 3 of their last 6 games and most recently suffered a disappointing setback at Penn State on Wednesday night. In addition to the Wolverines recent skid there are some other factors that are cause for concern. Michigan State has had a full week to prepare for this game. Michigan’s students are on spring break and as a result the Maize Rage will be absent.
Michigan find themselves at a crossroads here. Another loss will raise more questions about what ails this team. A win would ...
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Michigan basketball (23-5, 10-5) suffered the most embarrassing loss imaginable in Big Ten play by losing 84-78 against Penn State. The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) were 0-14 coming into the game in conference action and hadn’t won a Big Ten game in 18 tries.
That streak ended tonight with a torrid final 10 minutes of play by Patrick Chambers’ team.
How They Lost...
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over two game segments.
Trey Burke: 7 (Last Week: 9.5)
Against Illinois, Trey Burke was as good as it gets — 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 8 assists and one turnover. On Wednesday in Michigan’s horrible loss on the road to Penn State, Burke was quite good — but he turned the ball over. Burke...
For the sixth episode of the UM Hoops Podcast, we had our engineer back but unfortunately we were down a co-host. Dave Merritt couldn’t be with me but we still managed to record a great show. I was joined by current Michigan basketball captain Josh Bartelstein as well as Chris Vannini from the excellent Michigan State blog The Only Colors.
With Josh, we addressed some of the difficulties...
John Beilein and Tim Hardaway Jr. were available to speak with the media in preparation for Michigan’s top-10 match-up with Michigan State at the Crisler Center on Sunday. The Wolverines’ painful loss to Penn State on the road was also addressed. You can watch both full press conferences using the embedded media players below. Hardaway is after the jump.
For Michigan fans, Appalachian State is the definition of the worst possible loss.
There's now a new contender.
Michigan blew a 15-point lead in the second half and lost, 84-78, Wednesday night to a Penn State team that entered the game at 0-14 in Big Ten play.
The Wolverines came in with control of their destiny. They knew they still faced a pair of tough home games -- against...
Michigan limped into Sunday’s Michigan State rematch on life support. The Wolverines had been through the rigors of a treacherous Big Ten stretch and the after effects dragged them into an upset loss at Penn State. With Michigan State, which led by 31 points with 1:27 to play in the first meeting, coming to town there was little confidence among Wolverine faithful...