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Michigan basketball was dealt an abrupt departure from the Big Ten Tournament thanks to a Wisconsin team that flipped the offensive switch in the 2nd half and overwhelmed the Wolverines. Perhaps it was Wisconsin shooting a putrid 5-29 from the field in the 1st half that lulled the Michigan defense to sleep. Whatever the case, the Badgers caught their opponent playing a step slow in the 2nd half, caught fire, and will advance to the semifinal round with a 68-59 win.
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
How They Lost
Michigan led 20-17 at the half. The general feeling was that they didn’t take advantage of the horrific shooting performance by Wisconsin and let them stay in the game. That would end up costing them.
Wisconsin came out and knocked down 15 of their first 22 field goal attempts in the 2nd half to stretch the lead all the way out to 11 at 56-45. Michigan answered with a 9-0 run to climb back into it but Wisconsin wasn’t having it. They finished the game on a 12-5 run of their own to lock down...
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Michigan basketball did today what they couldn’t do in Happy Valley, the finished off Penn State. Eerily for Michigan fans, the Wolverines went up by 15 at nearly the exact same time they did on the road v. this same team. This time, Michigan dropped the hammer and won by a final knockout of 83-66.
How They Won
Penn State jumped out early on a surprisingly sluggish and scrambling...
Michigan basketball has a seen a bit of a resurgence the last few years. But, much like the fruit stripe gum their horrible jerseys hearken to, this short run will leave a flat taste in your mouth, making you wish for more. The Wolverines are just another school that has a deal with adidas wearing these horrific uniforms. Nobody has it worse than Notre Dame and their Shamrock Shake unis.
With 14:12 left to play in the first half of its first-round match-up against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament, Michigan found itself down 14-3. The Wolverines were letting the Nittany Lions score at will in the paint, and they were unable to convert layups of their own. They needed a boost, desperately.
Enter: Mitch McGary.
Michigan’s freshman spark plug went to work immediately...
Michigan’s locker room was open after the Wolverines’ 83-66 victory over Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. We caught up with a bunch of players as well as Michigan assistant coach Lavall Jordan to talk about the defensive adjustments made in the second half, the contribution of Michigan’s back-up big men, and much more. You can watch using the embedded...
Michigan’s big men, along with Nik Stauskas, were also available to speak with media following Michigan’s second-round Big Ten tournament exit. You can watch all four interviews using the embedded media players below.
Stauskas, Morgan and Horford after the jump.
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke opens up about being player of the year in the Big Ten, Jared Sullinger's support from the stands today, his performance against Penn State, and the play of the freshmen experiencing post season ball for the first time.
Michigan’s so-called “revenge tour” turned out to be a rerun after the Wolverines lost to Wisconsin in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament, 68-59. And while they will have to forget this loss quickly as attention turns collectively to the NCAA tournament, Michigan will have to address some season-long issues that were exposed once again against...
Michigan faces off against Wisconsin this afternoon in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal action. The Badgers will be playing their first game in Chicago while Michigan topped Penn State on Thursday afternoon. Will Michigan benefit from the early adjustment to the United Center on Thursday or will the Wolverines suffer from tired legs. John Beilein will hope for the...
SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS
Tim Hardaway Jr. put himself in the mix for best dunk of conference tournament week with an eye-popping alley-oop jam over top of Wisconsin’s Mike Bruesewitz in Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal matchup. Eight minutes into the game, Michigan point guard Trey Burke threw a lob to Hardaway from a good 10 or 12 feet outside the 3-point arc. Hardaway did the rest, soaring...
Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander on the progression of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, Jordan Morgan’s struggles, the philosophy on playing two bigs at the same time, preparing for NCAA tournament, and more.
GoBlueWolverines' Andre Barthwell goes 1-on-1 with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer after the Wolverines 83-66 win over Penn State. Meyer touches on the change from the first half to the second half, Trey Burke's leadership, and the play of Horford and McGary.
The Michigan basketball team has certainly been the tale of two completely different seasons. After plowing through the competition earlier on in the year, Michigan has in a sense went into a tailspin that saw a blowout against rival Michigan State on the road, an embarrassing loss to Penn State and a one minute defensive [...]
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. took the podium in Chicago after Michigan’s nine point loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. Read the entire transcript of the post-game press conference below.
JOHN BEILEIN: I want to congratulate Wisconsin and Bo [Ryan] and his team. They really played a particularly great second half...
Papa Hardaway cheers on as Tim Hardaway Jr. throws down an epic alley-oop as the Wolverines faced off against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament.
It didn’t take Trey Burke very long to do something special in the Big Ten Semifinal matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers. Burke is a National Player of the Year candidate, and is hoping to lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten Tournament title.
Less than ten minutes into the first half vs Wisconsin, Burke threw up an insane half-court alley-oop to teammate...