Found February 14, 2013 on
Perspective is paramount over the course of a 30-something game college basketball season. Managing to maintain perspective without getting caught up in the highs and lows of the last game is idealistic at best. Getting wrapped up in the emotions of a come from behind victory or a devastating defeat is a natural reaction after all. The emotions that surround the unpredictability of college basketball are what draw us to game, and make March the best month of the year, but they need to be embraced cautiously before then.
The memories of the both the highs and lows stick forever, but their consequence is never quite what it seemed to be at the time. Think back over the last decade of Michigan basketball and things were rarely what they appeared to be at the time.
Daniel Horton’s 39 points against Illinois were supposed to send Tommy Amaker’s Michigan team to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Josh Gasser’s bank shot was supposed to pop Michigan’s tournament bubble...
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Michigan basketball, temporarily ranked #4 in the country, will take on Penn State on Sunday at noon. The game will be aired on the Big Ten Network.
Usually in this segment we will preview the match-ups, discuss what it will take for Michigan to win the game, etc. Then Rob and I will make our predictions. Rob is 22-3 predicting the outcome of Michigan games this year. I am 21-4....
Michigan basketball continued an ugly trend against top-ranked Big Ten foes on the road by getting absolutely drilled by the Michigan State Spartans at the Breslin Center, 75-52. The loss drops #4 Michigan to 21-4 (8-4) while the streaking Spartans improve to 21-4 (10-2).
How They Lost
The Wolverines haven’t played good basketball on the road against Ohio State, Indiana, and now...
Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan faced the media after Michigan’s humbling loss at the Breslin Center on Tuesday evening. Watch both interviews in the embedded media players below:
Morgan after the jump.
John Beilein was in Florida on Thursday evening to check in on 2014 big man Ricky Doyle. Beielin joined Miami head coach Jim Larranaga in the stands to watch the back-to-the-basket big man score 20 points and grab seven rebounds to lead Bishop Verot to a 36-point playoff win.
Doyle recently visited Miami and is also being pursuited by Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College...
Former Michigan captain Zack Novak and former Michigan Daily senior sports editor, now of the USA Today, Nicole Auerbach were both in town this week, so naturally we decided we had to get them in the studio for a special edition of the UM Hoops Podcast. Dave Merritt, Nicole, Zack and I touched on pretty much every subject under the sun, so this is our longest podcast yet, and it’s...
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke discusses the embarrassing loss to MSU, when he thought the game got away from the Wolverines, and thoughts as Michigan looks to regroup.
Michigan headman John Beilein was in the stands at Romulus high school last weekend to see one of his top 2015 targets, Saginaw Arthur Hill PG, Eric Davis, in action. The talented youngster didn't disappoint, netting 27 points on numerous drives to the rim. His showing wasn't enough, however, as his Lumberjacks lost 82-71.
Video of Michigan coach John Beilein who discusses his teams lackluster performance in a 75-52 loss to Michigan State, what he noticed in the game, and the plan moving forward.
1. Freshman Glenn Robinson III, who is averaging 10.9 points per game, has scored in single digits in three of the past four games, and five of the past nine. Four of those five have come in losses. In the Wolverines losses this year, Robinson has averaged 4.0 points per game. In their wins he's averaged 12.1 points.
2. Michigan is 2nd in the nation at taking care of the...