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After improving his play at a steady rate this season and emerging as Michiganâ€™s best one-on-one post defender, Jon Horford was sidelined once again after his left knee buckled during the Wolverinesâ€™ game against West Virginia on Saturday. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
All that was known at the time was that Horford had injured the same knee he twisted earlier this season. On Wednesday, the Michigan coaching staff still didnâ€™t know much else.
â€śI donâ€™t think we have a definite time. He definitely wonâ€™t be playing in this game (against Eastern Michigan on Thursday), and who knows if heâ€™ll be ready for the next game. Thereâ€™s a very vague timeline.â€ť Beilein said. â€śI donâ€™t think weâ€™ll know until the swelling is all down. In what weâ€™ve seen so far, weâ€™re very hopeful he can return.â€ť
Horford is definitely out for tonightâ€™s game against Eastern Michigan and potentially significantly longer. While it hurts to lose what Horford had been giving Michigan of late â€” stellar defense and offensiv
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AROUND THE WEB
The #2 ranked Michigan basketball team (11-0) continued its flawless stretch of basketball with another dominant win, this time over Eastern Michigan (6-4), 93-54.
3 Stars of the Game
Tim Hardaway, Jr. â€“ Hardaway dished out a career-high 7 assists in a dynamite all-around game. TH2 scored 17 points, grabbed 5 boards, and added 2 steals and an emphatic block to his line.
Michigan Basketball will host their neighbors from Eastern Michigan on Thursday night at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 8:30pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Michigan has ascended to #2 in both polls and enters the game with a perfect 11-0 record. Itâ€™s the first time since the 1988-89 season that Michigan Basketball has started a season 11-0. Itâ€...
This is exactly what Michigan was hoping for when John Beilein was hired as coach in 2007.
Over the last six seasons, the Wolverines have built a program that can again challenge for a national championship. After an 81-66 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night, Michigan is 11-0 and sitting at No. 2 in the AP poll - its highest spot since the Fab Five era.
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan all met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michiganâ€™s upcoming game with Eastern Michigan. Watch interviews with all three in the embedded media players below.
Burke and Morgan after the jump.Â
Trey Burke, Mitch McGary, and Caris LeVert met with the media after Michiganâ€™s 39 point win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday evening.
McGary and LeVert discuss arguably the best games of their young careers after the jump.
Michigan freshman Mitch McGary is spending plenty of time with his coaches, cleaning up several facets of his game. Thursday, in a win over Eastern Michigan, his hard work came shining through with a double-double effort.
Trey Burke hates to lose. This is a fact that was obviously on display in Brooklyn, as he (along with Tim Hardaway Jr.) essentially willed Michigan to victory over West Virginia despite some defensive lapses from Michigan and timely 3-point shooting from the Mountaineers.
Trey Burke hates to lose so much that he scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out eight assists and...
John Beilein spoke to assembled media on Thursday after his teamâ€™s 93-54 blowout of Eastern Michigan. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement:Â â€śIâ€™m really pleased with the way we played today. With the preparation the last two days, we prepared just as we did playing...
As Michigan gets set to host a pesky Eastern Michigan team Thursday night at Crisler Center, coach John Beilein says the Wolverines could mix a few things up with the rotation.
Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license but still remains eligible to play in U-Mâ€™s inevitable Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina. He paid a fine and faces no additional punishment from the university. The Wolverines suspended three players from this game earlier this week including their punter, who got the Big Ten punter...
The numbers say that Michigan has played progressively slower basketball in every year since John Beilein arrived in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were the nationâ€™s 189th fastest team in Beileinâ€™s first season, 2008, and rank 328th in adjusted tempo thus far this season. Through 11 games, Michigan is averaging roughly the same number of possessions per game as the...
1) Michigan builds an early lead with 20-0 run in the first half
For the briefest of moments, it appeared Eastern Michigan was going to make Thursday nightâ€™s match-up with Michigan a challenge for the Wolverines. After this early run, Michigan made it clear that this would not be the case. Michigan looked tentative attacking the 2-3 zone on their first few offensive possessions...
Michigan senior captain Jordan Kovacs has one game left wearing the winged helmet but he's not spending his time looking back on an exciting career. Kovacs talks about the development of Dennis Norfleet at corner and more.
Michigan senior offensive guard Patrick Omameh discusses the Wolverines mindset as they prepare to head down to Florida on December 23rd, the recent suspensions of three teammates and the difficulty playing along the offensive line early in a career.
Mirror, Mirror â€“ Michael Rosenberg profilesÂ Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. in Sports Illustrated
How Duke, Syracuse, (Michigan) and other top contenders compare to past champs Â â€“ ESPN â€“ â€śTo me the most impressive thing about the Wolverinesâ€™ very impressive numbers is that half of their games against Division I opponents have been played away from home. John Beileinâ€™s...