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Following Michigan’s big road victory at Minnesota, the Wolverines faced something they hadn’t seen since before Christmas: a long layoff. With a six-day break between games in the midst of the Big Ten season, Michigan got a chance to rest up after two straight difficult road match-ups.
The break wasn’t just useful for resting; John Beilein said his team was able to revisit some fundamentals and “work on Michigan,” as opposed to game-planning for other teams.
“When you have the games during the season, if you play two games a week, it’s really hard to get back to basics because you’re always trying to rest after one game, and trying to get ready for the next game,” Beilein said. “We went back to just playing defensive principles – and offensive principles. We had one defensive practice and we had one offensive practice. Just to get back to things that had fallen behind a little bit and things we haven’t put in yet for an offensive team.”
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John Beilein and Jordan Morgan were both available to speak with the media on Wednesday to go over Michigan’s upcoming home match-up with Purdue Thursday night. You can watch the full interviews using the embedded media players below.
Jordan Morgan after the jump.
Michigan Basketball (17-1, 4-1) will host Purdue (10-8, 3-2) on Thursday at Crisler Center. Tip off is scheduled for 7:02pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. The Wolverines are 26-1 at home over the course of the past two seasons. The sole loss came at the hands of these Boilermakers on Senior Night last season.
Purdue has 3 players averaging double figures in scoring; Terone...
Michigan basketball (18-1, 5-1), looking to stake their claim as the #1 team in the nation, muscled past Purdue (10-9, 3-3) with a dominant 2nd half performance to grab a 68-53 win. Michigan trailed 33-32 going into halftime but outscored the Boilermakers 36-20 in the second frame to pull away.
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January is winding down, which means it’s time to re-introduce the UM Hoops Bracket Watch. Michigan finds itself in a somewhat unfamiliar position this season: vying for a number one seed in the NCAA tournament. The conference season is still young, but it’s not too early to project possibilities of where the Wolverines will land come tournament time.
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Michigan returns home for its first game at Crisler Center since January 9th in hopes of avenging its only home loss of the 2011-12 season while hosting Purdue. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (eastern) on ESPN (or streaming at Watch ESPN) with Joe Tessitore and Sean Farnham on the call. Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section...
John Beilein often tells the story of Tim Hardaway Jr.’s freshman season when the Wolverine staff didn’t realize how effective Hardaway could be in ball screen situations until mid-way through his first season. The realization changed the course of Michigan’s season and Hardaway helped guide the Wolverines to the NCAA tournament round of 32.
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Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas met with the media after Michigan’s 15 point home win over Purdue on Thursday evening. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below:
McGary, Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists and gave No. 2 Michigan a boost on defense, helping the Wolverines shake free of Purdue in the second half for a 68-53 win Thursday night.
Purdue carried its recent hot shooting into Ann Arbor for a match-up with the No. 2 ranked Wolverines but it wasn’t enough. The Boilermakers hit five of their first seven three point attempts and led throughout most of the first half. Despite shooting 54% on triples in the first half, Purdue led by just one point at the break and would regress toward the mean in...