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Michigan’s locker room was open after the Wolverines’ 83-66 victory over Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. We caught up with a bunch of players as well as Michigan assistant coach Lavall Jordan to talk about the defensive adjustments made in the second half, the contribution of Michigan’s back-up big men, and much more. You can watch using the embedded media players below.
Coach Jordan and Horford after the jump.
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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’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.
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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
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