Found March 08, 2013 on
James Michael McAdoo
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The Big Ten is the nation’s premier basketball conference this season, with five ranked teams and three in the top 10: Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State.
Thus it’s not surprising that a Big Ten star is the Bovada favorite to win the Associated Press Player of the Year award this season: Wolverines sophomore guard Trey Burke at 7-4.
Michigan has had some terrific players in its history, including Chris Webber and Glen Rice most recently. But the school hasn’t had a national Player of the Year in 47 seasons (Cazzie Russell). Burke, considered the nation’s top point guard, appears poised to change that. He is among the nation’s assist-to-turnover ratio leaders at 3.6, leads the Big Ten in assists (6.9 per game) and is No. 2 in scoring (18.9). He has a shot at becoming the first Big Ten point guard since a guy named Magic Johnson to average at least 18 points and seven assists per game.
The irony of Burke is that he’s from Columbus, home to Michigan’s most hated rival, Ohio State. Th...
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Michigan Basketball (25-5, 12-5) will host Indiana (25-5, 13-4) on Sunday afternoon at Crisler Center. Tip is scheduled for 4pm and the game will be televised on CBS. The University of Michigan has declared the game a Maize Out, which means all fans are supposed to wear Maize. Fan clappers will also be distributed to add to the atmosphere at Crisler Center.
Both teams have been...
Michigan Basketball (25-5, 12-5) pulled out a hard fought 80-75 victory at Purdue (14-16, 7-10) on Wednesday night. The Wolverines were able to overcome a career day by Terone Johnson, who scored 32 points, and kept their Big Ten title hopes alive.
How the game was won
Michigan opened up an early 12 point lead, but Purdue stormed back behind 13 first half points from...
If the Michigan Wolverines win a share of the Big Ten championship on Sunday, they should immediately do two things.
First, of course, would be to cut down the nets. But at the same time, they might as well lift Trey Burke's jersey into the Crisler Center rafters.
Not only because it will give the Wolverines two conference titles in his two seasons two more than the Fab Five...
Trey Burke put Michigan on his back to down the stretch to lead Michigan to a comeback victory at Purdue. Burke finished with 26 points, 22 in the second half, and seven assists to just one turnover in the Michigan win. Watch what Burke along with teammates Nik Stauskas and Tim Hardaway Jr., who both hit critical shots in Michigan’s comeback, had to say in the embedded media player...
Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee led No. 3 Duke to an easy victory over the Tar Heels on Saturday.
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over two game segments. Photo: Dustin Johnston
Trey Burke: 10 (Last Week: 7)
Michigan’s star point guard continued his downright legendary season over the past two games, wins over Michigan State at home and Purdue on the road. His averages over those two games: 23.5 points, 7.5 assists, 4 steals and 1.5 turnovers...
Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly, Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon were all named to the 2012-13 All-ACC Academic Team, which is pretty remarkable. Virginia Tech got two; no one else got more than one.
With the UNC game on deck for Saturday, here are some links and a pretty good ACC joke as well, courtesy of our pal Melissa from Asheboro:
Three guys, a Blue Devil, a Tarheel and an...
In a straw poll of 64 voters, Michigan's Trey Burke, Georgetown's Otto Porter and Indiana's Victor Oladipo received the most votes.
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. all met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s home rematch with Indiana on Sunday. A Michigan win will give the Wolverines their second consecutive share of the Big Ten title. Watch all three in the embedded media players below:
Burke and Hardaway after the jump.
When you get down to it, Duke’s impressive win over UNC was as much about bigger, older players schooling younger, smaller players as anything.
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In Durham, the Heels pulled out a surprise lineup, going small, and it worked reasonably well against Duke though not well enough...