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The Michigan Basketball Team Certainly Has Been In The Weight Room Lately

Several members of the Michigan basketball team – Derrick Walton, Muhammad Ali Rahkman, Ricky Doyle, Mark Donnal, Andrew Dakich and Duncan Robinson are spending this Friday afternoon day at the Huron River. It’s pretty clear the work that these guys have put in with strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson is paying off. Cooling at […] The post The Michigan Basketball...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: The losing streak ends with a win against Coppin State

Mark Donnal, Zak Irvin, and Derrick Walton Jr. Michigan Basketball ends a four game losing streak with a win over the Coppin State Eagles 72-56. The Wolverines avoided losing a fifth straight game heading in to Big Ten play next week. Although the Wolverines got the win, they did not look too impressive throughout the game especially in the second half. The Wolverines entered half...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Key Plays: SMU at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team was bullied inside in Saturday’s 62-51 loss to Southern Methodist. For a closer look at the Wolverines’ struggles — and at the times they succeeded — check out our Five Key Plays. 1) Donnal delivers early from sets On Saturday morning, John Beilein told Mark Donnal to enter the SMU game with a shooter’s mentality. The Wolverines got him the...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking for positives, John Beilein pleased with Mark Donnal’s career afternoon

The problems facing the Michigan basketball team are numerous: The Wolverines aren’t hitting open looks, they’re struggling to establish an inside presence, they’re slow on defensive rotations and key players are injured. After Saturday’s loss to Southern Methodist, Michigan’s fourth-straight defeat, coach John Beilein was left seeking reasons for optimism. “I think there’s...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Wolverines lose fourth straight to SMU at home

Mark Donnal, Derrick Walton Jr, Zak Irvin Michigan Basketball’s shooting woes continue, and the Wolverines lose their fourth game in a row 62-51 at the hands of Larry Brown and the SMU Mustangs. Michigan fell to 6-5 after a tough loss to the impressive Mustangs at Crisler. The Wolverines got down early after a quick eight points from Junior Guard Nic Moore. The Wolverines had...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan basketball position preview: center

Mark Donnal Michigan basketball lost long time center Jordan Morgan to graduation, center Jon Horford to transfer as well as Mitch McGary to the NBA. The center position will be anchored by a combination of players with very little experience. Projected to start is red-shirt freshman Mark Donnal who was given the start all four games during the exhibition tour in Italy. Click here...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy Rewind: Mark Donnal

Mark Donnal spent last season battling against Jordan Morgan, Mitch McGary and Jon Horford in practice as he sat out during his redshirt season. The rest of his time last season was spent in the weight room – he’s now up to 240 pounds – as he prepared for his number 34 to be called this season. Now Mitch McGary, Jordan Morgan and Jon Hoford are gone and Donnal finally has his...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal lead Michigan to third Italian tour victory

Michigan knocked off Petrarca Padova, 116-52, for its third straight exhibition victory in Italy. The Wolverines led 30-21 after the first quarter and managed to extend their lead to 63-36 by halftime before coasting to their easiest victory of the foreign tour. The Wolverines held Padova to just 18 points in the second half. Zak Irvin poured in 18 points in the first half and finished...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball roster overhaul nearly complete

For a team that had just one senior this past season, Michigan Basketball’s roster has undergone a major renovation in the last few weeks. The lone senior, Jordan Morgan, is an irreplaceable leader. The Wolverines also lost three players, Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary , to early entry in the NBA draft. Additionally Jon Horford has transferred to Florida. Michigan’s...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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