Found February 06, 2013 on
Michigan Basketball freshman Mitch McGary has quickly endeared himself to fans and to this writer with his passionate play and his non-stop motor. He is generally the first player off the bench and he almost always ignites the team with a key play. Whether it be corralling a rebound, saving a loose ball or triggering the fast break with an outlet pass, he has an uncanny ability to rev up his teammates and the home crowd. “He comes off the bench with a spark and it gives us that next push,” Trey Burke said.
McGary checks in at a sturdy 6-foot-10, 250 pounds and is becoming a force in the paint for the Wolverines. He leads the team in rebounding, is second on the team in steals and in conference action ranks 7th in the Big Ten with 1.3 blocks per game. McGary also leads the team in diving on the floor and saving loose balls. There isn’t a 50/50 ball out there that he doesn’t think he can get to and more often than not, McGary is able to scrape those up and ignite a Michig...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Michigan basketball, ranked #3 in the nation, somehow grabbed a wild overtime win over the #10 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday night. When the dust finally settled on one of the best basketball games I’ve seen in a long, long time, Michigan came out on top 76-74.
How They Won
This game had it all. Michigan jumped out early to an 18-8 lead only to watch Ohio State battle...
Legendary announcer Dick Vitale reportedly suffered a cut to his face when he walked into a plate-glass window before calling the Ohio State-Michigan game.
The University of Michigan basketball team doesn’t get much time to sit around and think about the heartbreaking loss this past Saturday in Bloomington against Indiana.Rivals Ohio State travel to Ann Arbor on Tuesday for a matchup of two Top 10 teams. Michigan announced Monday that they will sport new look uniforms for the game. The Wolverines will wear the above Adidas maize monochromatic...
Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary all met with the media after Michigan’s dramatic overtime victory over Ohio State in Ann Arbor on Tuesday evening. Burke hit the eventual game winning shot in overtime after missing a buzzer beater in regulation while Tim Hardaway Jr. added six three point makes in the win. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below...
Michigan coach John Beilein is keeping tabs on the B1G race and with most of the Wolverines big road games nearly finished, protecting home court becomes even more important to win a title.
1. Mitch McGary dominates the first half
It sounds like a broken record at this point, but this sure felt like this was Mitch McGary’s best game to date. Against one of the more physical teams in the country, McGary played 29 minutes and logged 14 points, six rebounds, four steals, a block and one of the prettiest assists we’ve seen out of a Michigan big this season. It seems...
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
Mitch McGary: 8 (Last Week: 7)
McGary played the best offensive game of his career at Indiana, scoring 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbing seven rebounds and two steals. Jordan Morgan’s injury has presented opportunity and McGary made the most of it. He...