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Michigan Basketball: The rise of Mark Donnal

For the second straight year, Mark Donnal took the first jump ball of the season for the Michigan Wolverines as the team’s starting center on opening day. And for the second straight season, Donnal was on the bench watching Ricky Doyle take Michigan’s tipoffs by the time the second month of the season came around. Through the first three games of Michigan’s season, Donnal...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Thoughts: Mark Donnal, Derrick Walton, and Duncan Robinson

Michigan got the marquee win it needed on Tuesday and suddenly has momentum ahead of another difficult road test at Iowa on Sunday. Here are three thoughts on the Wolverines including finding the roll man in ball screen game, Derrick Walton’s finishing and Duncan Robinson’s half-by-half splits. 1. Finding the roll man Michigan’s pick-and-roll offense has been cruising lately...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Trimble held to 2 points, No. 3 Maryland upset at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Mark Donnal came down with the game's biggest rebound, and as Maryland players tried to take the ball away, a whistle blew.Timeout, Michigan."It's a little bit of a relief," Donnal said.Donnal's crucial offensive rebound — and the timeout called by a teammate — allowed the Wolverines to keep the ball with the shot clock off, and Michigan held on for a 70...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

A closer look at Mark Donnal’s hot start

Through the first week of Big Ten play, Mark Donnal is ranked fourth in scoring and fourth in rebounding. The 6-foot-10 junior has scored 42 points in Michigan’s last two games, nearly doubling his non-conference scoring total of 43 points. Last year, Donnal managed only 36 points total in 20 Big Ten games. Donnal’s production has been unexpected as just a few weeks back...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

As quickly as he fell off, Mark Donnal surges back in win over Illinois

Michigan 78, Illinois 68 Game Recap Video: Beilein presser Video: Donnal, LeVert Photo Gallery Final Horn Just a couple of weeks ago, it would have been almost unfathomable for Mark Donnal to play 26 minutes in a game, let alone rack up 26 points. But in Michigan’s Big Ten opener at Illinois, the junior forward took his turn as the hero, tallying career highs with 26 points, nine...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolverines open Big Ten play with 78-68 win at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Mark Donnal had 26 points, nine rebounds and three blocks -- all career highs -- and Caris LeVert scored 22 with a career-best tying 10 assists to help Michigan beat Illinois 78-68 Wednesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. LeVert scored the first nine points for the Wolverines (11-3), who have won five in a row. Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points to lead...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Donnal leads Michigan Basketball to victory at Illinois

On Wednesday, Michigan Basketball (11-3, 1-0) picked up a 78-68 victory in their Big Ten opener at Illinois (8-6, 0-1). Mark Donnal had a breakout performance with 26 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots to lead the Wolverines. Michigan trailed Illinois 37-34 at the half, but came out firing on all cylinders in the second half to pull away from the Illini. Michigan shot...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Horn: Michigan 78, Illinois 68

Michigan started shaky on the road against Illinois and turned the ball over ten times in the first half, but bounced back in the second half to leave the State Farm Center with a 78-68 victory. Caris LeVert notched a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists while Mark Donnal led the Wolverines with 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Wolverines start the season 1-0 in...
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December 30, 2015  |  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

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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