Found February 07, 2013 on Inside the Hall: Oladipo enters POY straw poll at No. 4 Oladipo’s defensive ability goes back to his athleticism. On defense, it shows with his ability to shut down and close out opponents. On offense, it comes with his overall ability — and was on display during a missed alley-oop dunk against the Wolverines when he caught the ball one-handed in the air and just missed finishing it off. The 6-foot-5 junior from Hyattsville, Md., has affected the game on offense, where he averages 14 points, and on defense, where he averages 5.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals. “He can guard two actions at one time, the screen and the man, and it is rare you see that. His recovery time, because of his lateral quickness, is exceptional,” Michigan coach John Beilein said. “And there’s a lot of people who are very athletic like that, but they don’t want it like he does. He wants to be a good defender. “That makes a big difference.”

Michigan Fighting Through Torrid Stretch

Michigan coach John Beilein hasn’t been able to spend as much time on the basics in practice as he’d like, recently. As a result, things haven’t been perfect in this tough stretch… but that’s ok. The Wolverines remain focused on the wins over anything else.

Video & Quotes: John Beilein after overtime win against Ohio State

John Beilein met with the media during the post-game press conference to speak about his team’s 76-74 overtime victory over Ohio State. Beilein took us through Tim Hardaway Jr.’s hot shooting, Mitch McGary’s stellar first half, Trey Burke’s final defensive plays and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump...

Notebook: Patience and defense required to win at Wisconsin

Dustin Johnston Death, taxes and Wisconsin near the top of the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s success has been one of the conference’s most reliable assumptions for the past decade or so. This year, however, with a costly injury to the Badgers’ starting point guard Josh Gasser and an underwhelming performance in early-season non-conference play, Wisconsin looked as though it may be entering...

No. 3 Michigan wins OT thriller vs. Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. John Beilein isn't a big fan of birthdays. That didn't stop Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. from getting him one heck of a gift for No. 60. Burke and Hardaway combined for 39 points and, more importantly, a pair of game-clinching blocked shots in the final 10 seconds as No. 3 Michigan ralliedfor a 76-74 overtime win over 10th-ranked Ohio State on a wild...

Game 24: Michigan at Wisconsin Open Thread

Dustin Johnston A win guarantees Michigan at least a share of the Big Ten lead while a loss makes Tuesday’s trip to East Lansing even more important. The Wolverines will look to win their first game at the Kohl Center since 1999 in an early 12 p.m. eastern (11 a.m. local) tip off. Dan Dakich and Bob Wischusen will be on the call for ESPN in Michigan’s third consecutive nationally...

Vince Edwards eyes off-season visit to Ann Arbor

Vince Edwards, a 2014 swingman recruit out of Middletown, Ohio, is around 6-foot-6, 200 pounds. He has great length and is very versatile; he is comfortable with the ball on the perimeter and has a good jump shot, but he’s even more effective hear the hoop and is a strong finisher in the paint. Sound familiar? To the Michigan coaching staff, Edwards conjures up images of one of...

Game 24: Michigan at Wisconsin Preview

Basics Who: No. 3 Michigan (21-2, 8-2 B1G) at Wisconsin (16-7, 7-3 B1G) Where: Kohl Center (Madison, WI) When: 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9th, 2013 TV: ESPN / Watch ESPN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 More: It’s always interesting to look at past games in retrospect and analyze their lasting significance. Michigan’s win at Michigan State...
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