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John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary took the podium at the United Center after Michigan’s Thursday afternoon win over the Nittany Lions. Read the post-game press conference in the following transcript.
JOHN BEILEIN: Really proud of this team. From the way they — we had a really disappointing loss on Saturday. Bouncing back is always a difficult thing to do. But then you get down 14-3, we could have pointed fingers at each other, we could have lost our composure. Within no time it was a tie game or we were ahead by one.
So really proud of the way they showed great composure to come back and then win the game going away.
Q. Mitch, Jordan [Morgan] struggled a little bit. Did you feel the urge that the team needed a spark to kind of get things going? MITCH McGARY: Coming off the bench I wanted to provide a spark. We were down 14-3 and I know we needed to pick up the intensity on the defensive and offensive glass and I was able to score a few b...
BEST OF MAXIM
Michigan basketball did today what they couldn’t do in Happy Valley, the finished off Penn State. Eerily for Michigan fans, the Wolverines went up by 15 at nearly the exact same time they did on the road v. this same team. This time, Michigan dropped the hammer and won by a final knockout of 83-66.
How They Won
Penn State jumped out early on a surprisingly sluggish and scrambling...
With 14:12 left to play in the first half of its first-round match-up against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament, Michigan found itself down 14-3. The Wolverines were letting the Nittany Lions score at will in the paint, and they were unable to convert layups of their own. They needed a boost, desperately.
Enter: Mitch McGary.
Michigan’s freshman spark plug went to work immediately...
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke opens up about being player of the year in the Big Ten, Jared Sullinger's support from the stands today, his performance against Penn State, and the play of the freshmen experiencing post season ball for the first time.
CHICAGO - To believe in Michigan at this moment is to believe that Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke is really that good, capable of singular feats of NCAA tournament heroism.
Burke has been left to do too much. Michigan, again, is stumbling in March, its weaknesses exposed and confidence shaken.
A team that was flirting with the nation's No. 1 ranking seven weeks ago...
Missouri-Kansas City has fired basketball coach Matt Brown after six seasons and with the program poised to leave the Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference.
Brown was 64-122 with the Kangaroos, including an 8-24 record this season. The longtime assistant to current Michigan coach John Beilein had just one winning season in Kansas City. He had one year left on his contract...
GoBlueWolverines' Andre Barthwell goes 1-on-1 with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer after the Wolverines 83-66 win over Penn State. Meyer touches on the change from the first half to the second half, Trey Burke's leadership, and the play of Horford and McGary.
This college basketball season has been like few others in my lifetime.
There has been a constant carousel at the top of the rankings, and there has been no clear-cut, consensus favorite for best team or player in the country.
In a year like this, it’s easy for a bunch of teams and players to split the vote, opening the door for a team like Gonzaga to sit atop the polls entering...
1) Michigan gets out on the fast break in the first half
Neither Michigan nor Wisconsin could get anything going on offense in the first half, but early on, at least Michigan seemed to have one recourse: its notoriously efficient fast-break attack. With Wisconsin missing pretty much everything, the Wolverines were free to get into run-out situations in which the Badgers only had...
Trey Burke scored 21 points and No. 6 Michigan beat Penn State 83-66 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, avenging a shocking loss to the Nittany Lions during the regular season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nick Stauskas each had 15 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Freshman reserve Mitch McGary...
It didn’t take Trey Burke very long to do something special in the Big Ten Semifinal matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers. Burke is a National Player of the Year candidate, and is hoping to lead the Wolverines to a Big Ten Tournament title.
Less than ten minutes into the first half vs Wisconsin, Burke threw up an insane half-court alley-oop to teammate...
Michigan’s big men, along with Nik Stauskas, were also available to speak with media following Michigan’s second-round Big Ten tournament exit. You can watch all four interviews using the embedded media players below.
Stauskas, Morgan and Horford after the jump.
CHICAGO - Ten points to get you primed for four days of Big Ten tournament basketball, tipping off Thursday at the United Center.
1. It's the Big Ten Tournament, the one with 12 teams and a bunch of reasons to watch many of those 12, but not a lot of teams really playing for a lot besides the chance to cut down the nets Sunday and earn bragging rights. Regular-season champion...
Michigan assitant Bacari Alexander reflects upon Michigan's 83-66 victory over Penn State in the opening round of the Big 10 tournament. In his postgame chat with GoBlueWolverine he discussed the strong pkay of Mitch McGary and Jon Horford, the defensive improvement from the first half to the second half, and the keys to today's match-up with Wisconsin.
Trey Burke scored 21 points for the Wolverines (26-6), who will play fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the quarterfinals on Friday. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points, and freshman reserve Mitch McGary added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan Basketball (25-6, 12-6) will play Penn State (10-20, 2-16) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The game will tip off on Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:30 (EST) and it will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The Wolverines are ranked 6th in the nation, but earned just a 5 seed in the conference tourney.
The Nittany Lions picked up their first Big Ten victory...