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The 6-9 225-er Deshawn Sims, is a Detroit native who played high school basketball at Detroit Pershing, same HS as NBA Star Ralph Sampson. Sims, also known by his nickname Peedi, was labeled a 4-star recruit and went on to represent the state of Michigan at the University of Michigan. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Tony Ding As a freshman Sims was a non-factor, but things changed his sophomore year as Coach John Beilien and star Manny Harris took over. Sims averaged 12.3 ppg and 5.4 boards per game, but Michigan missed out on the Big Dance. In 2008-09 Sims further improved his totals with 15.4 ppg while shooting just over 50% from the field. That year the Wolverines made it to the tourney as a #10 seed, and started out with an upset over K. C. Rivers and Trevor Booker’s Clemson Tigers, but ended with a loss to Blake Griffin’s Sooners (Griffin finished with 33 and 17). As a senior Sims set career highs with 32.1 mpg, 16.8 ppg, and 7.6 rpg. Despite the career totals, Michigan didn’t make th...
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After Michigan's Spike Albrecht was done raining threes on the court, he took some time to holler at supermodel Kate Upton on Twitter.
Michigan basketball will play in their first NCAA championship game since 1993 when they square off with Louisville on Monday night for ultimate bragging rights. Their opponent will be the #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals. The game will air on CBS and tip is set for 9:20 eastern.
Michigan has now rolled through a 13-seed in South Dakota State, 5-seed VCU, 1...
Michigan Basketball lost to Louisville in the National Championship game on Monday night by a final score of 82-76. It was a bitter end to a fantastic season for the Wolverines.
How the game was lost
Powered by 17 points from Spike Albrecht, Michigan opened up a 12 point lead in the first half with three minutes left to play. Louisville countered with a 14-3 run that was...
Another day, another national player of the year award for Wolverine sophomore guard Trey Burke as today he was awarded the 2013 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.
Burke becomes the first Wolverine ever be honored with this award given out by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and only the fifth Big Ten player to receive said recognition.
The Naismith was the last of the major individual...
Trey Burke was awarded yet another Player of Year honor as the Naismith Player of the Year was announced at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening.
The Naismith award is the fourth major Player of the Year honor that Burke received this weekend in Atlanta. Burke also received Associated Press, John Wooden and USBWA Oscar Roberston Player of the Year awards...
Michigan’s basketball team is chock-full of stars on the rise. Trey Burke just won his fourth Player of the Year trophy, completing the sweep; Glenn Robinson III is back to his pre-Big Ten season form and regularly wows fans with his high flying dunks; Mitch McGary has seen his star rise the quickest of anyone in the tournament, going from a marginal bench player...
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms. That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...
Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best...
Michigan coach John Beilein built a career around recruiting and coaching up hard working, mostly overlooked, versatile basketball players to fit his unique system. Now at Michigan, on the eve of playing for a national championship, the system is still in place, the players are just on another level.
Michigan’s starting backcourt was also available in breakout sessions this afternoon. Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas will face arguably the best pressure defense in the country on Monday evening and discussed the upcoming challenge. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below.
Hardaway and Stauskas after the jump.
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Basketball has always been a young mans game, but in the 2013 NCAA tournament Michigan has taken that to a whole different level and on Saturday night against Syracuse it was once again the youngsters that led the way as the Wolverines won 61-56 despite the Orange's best efforts and a seemingly crumbling group of youngsters for the Maize 'N Blue.
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After a ho-hum regular season, Michigan big man Mitch McGary has put together a Tournament run for the ages.
Mitch McGary has been all over the news. He makes the team whole. He's one of the top freshman ever in the NCAA Tournament. He rides a unicycle!
A lot of this is hyperbole written by people who have watched him play parts of five games this season. When a story begins "The legend of Mitch McGary," then you know you've got a problem. But part of it is genuine....
There’s no next game. Michigan or Louisville will cut down the nets tonight in Atlanta as champions. Michigan’s season has seen its fair share of ups and downs but the Wolverines have reached the season’s final day flying high.
Tip off is scheduled for 9:23 p.m. (eastern) on CBS (streaming here) with Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson handling broadcast...