Found March 10, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Just four days ago, the Big Ten announced that its freshman of the year award was being given to two separate players—Indiana’s Cody Zeller took home the coaches award and Michigan’s Trey Burke got the media vote. But after another eye-popping performance in Michigan’s win over Minnesota in the second-round of the Big Ten tournament, those coaches may want to re-think their decision. Burke scored 30 points in the Wolverines’ 73-69 win over the Gophers, avoiding an upset that would have put a dent in their chances at securing a top-3 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. But the mere fact that the Wolverines are in contention for a top-3 seed is a testament to Burke’s superb play all season. Coming into this season, there were questions over Michigan’s viability as a contender in the Big Ten, which is widely regarded as the best college basketball conference in the nation. The loss of Darius Morris—who declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore season in Ann Arbor and was recent...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines to face Minnesota in Big Ten Tournament

The Michigan Wolverines rolled into Indianapolis while Minnesota and Northwestern were grinding out an overtime thriller. Inexplicably, the Wildcats melted down after holding a 61-57 lead with 4:06 left to play. From that point forward, the Gophers outscored NU 18-7 as the Wildcats felt the noose tighten around the neck of their tournament hopes. (10) Minnesota vs (2) Michigan ...

Ohio natives, friends and rivals reunited

Wherever Michigan plays this season, Trey Burke is running into an old friend or rival from his prep career. His relationship with Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, his friend and high school teammate, has been well established. Burke has also gone head to head with fellow Big Ten freshmen and Ohio natives such as Penn State’s Trey Lewis, Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson and Michigan...

UM heads to semis with win vs. Gophers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Trey Burke scored a career-high 30 points to help No. 10 Michigan rally past 10th-seeded Minnesota 73-69 in overtime on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The Wolverines (24-8) will face either surging Purdue or archrival Ohio State in Saturday's semifinal round. The Wolverines and Buckeyes were part of a three-way tie atop the league...

Gophers exit Big Ten with OT loss to Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Trey Burke scored a career-high 30 points to help No. 10 Michigan rally past 10th-seeded Minnesota 73-69 in overtime on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The Wolverines (24-8) will face either surging Purdue or archrival Ohio State in Saturday's semifinal round. The Wolverines and Buckeyes were part of a three-way tie atop the league...

Video: Trey Burke, Stu Douglass and Jordan Morgan after knocking off Minnesota

Trey Burke, Stu Douglass and Jordan Morgan shared their thoughts after Michigan’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Minnesota. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below. Douglass and Morgan after the jump. Smotrycz, Hardaway and Novak here.

U-M catches Gophers, Exterminates in OT

Down 9 with 4:30 to go, U-M caught Minnesota to force overtime. And once U-M got into OT, Trey Burke and the Wolverines' long-distance shooters finally knocked out the Gophers.

Coaches Corner with Bacari Alexander (Video)

Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander reflects on Michigan's 73-69 overtime victory over Minnesota in the quarterfinal round of the Big 10 Tournament. Alexander breaks down the Wolverines' comeback, Trey Burke's performance, the poise showed by the Maize & Blue.

Michigan Tops Minnesota 73-69 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan took advantage of its second chance Friday night. Once the No. 10 Wolverines forced overtime, Trey Burke and Michigan's long-distance shooters finally knocked out Minnesota.

Gophers collapse in 73-69 loss to No. 10 Michigan

Tubby Smith was facing the same predicament Friday night as he was one year ago. Minnesota's coach sat in stoic disbelief, trying to figure out how another Big Ten tournament game got away and whether it would doom the Gophers' postseason hopes. The Gophers blew a nine-point lead in the final 4:37 of regulation. They botched two chances to win it in the closing seconds...

Video: Trey Burke, Zack Novak and Tim Hardaway Jr. react to NCAA tournament draw

Trey Burke, Zack Novak and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media this evening to discuss Michigan’s draw in the NCAA tournament – Friday against No. 13 seed Ohio in Nashville, Tenn. – and more. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below: Novak and Hardaway after the jump.

Video: Trey Burke, Jordan Morgan and Tim Hardaway Jr. react to Ohio State loss

Trey Burke, Jordan Morgan and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media in the lockerroom after Michigan’s 22 point loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below: Morgan and Hardaway after the jump.

Players Relish Tournament Opportunity

Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway, and Trey Burke react to Michigan's NCAA Tourney selection. The Wolverine trio discussed their familiarity with their opening round opponent (Ohio University), bouncing back from the loss to Ohio State, and much much more.
College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.