Purdue can't contain Michigan's Irvin in 61-56 loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zak Irvin scored 22 points, and Michigan scored the game's final 11 points to beat No. 18 Purdue 61-56 on Saturday.The Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) overcame an awful stretch of shooting in the second half, rallying late behind Irvin and Derrick Walton. Irvin's jumper from near the free throw line put Michigan up 57-56 with just over a minute remaining, and it...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton carry the load in off night vs. Minnesota

Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton Jr. have been through plenty together. The pair played in the Big Ten Championship and the Elite Eight as wide-eyed freshman, struggled as sophomores carrying an impossibly young and injury-prone team to a .500 record. Now, without the help of seniors Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht, the juniors have been tasked with leading a team with as much potential...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Zak Irvin finds his shooting stroke in non-conference finale

It was no secret that Michigan’s offense was rolling, but it was also no secret that there was a missing piece. The Wolverines were inside the top 20 in offensive efficiency, shooting, turnover margin and a bevy of other offensive categories. They had just blown out Youngstown State by 59 points, and had become the first Michigan team in 22 years to surpass 100 points in multiple...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Zak Irvin, coaching tree, recruiting criteria & more

The UM Hoops Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted (@umhoops), e-mailed, sent via our Facebook page, or posted on our new message boards. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.  @kennybill32: What does Irvin need to improve on in order to be considered an NBA draft pick? The skills that Irvin showed at the end of last season were a great start. He rebounded...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan guard Zak Irvin out 6-8 weeks after back procedure

Zak Irvin is expected to have a big season for the Michigan Wolverines in 2015, but there could be an issue. According to a report from College Basketball Talk, Irvin will miss the next 6-8 weeks after undergoing a procedure on his back. Head coach Jim Boehim discussed the injury, sounding very confident that Irvin will be back in time to get prepared for the season. “We expect a...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Zak Irvin to miss 6-8 weeks following back procedure

Zak Irvin will miss 6-8 weeks following a back procedure, according to a release by the University of Michigan. University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 9) that junior guard Zak Irvin will undergo a back procedure at the University of Michigan Hospital and will miss six to eight weeks for recovery. “We expect a 100 percent...
Via UM Hoops
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Irvin fills void for Michigan Basketball

It is no news that Michigan Basketball has had to rely on their young players to stay competitive in conference games this season. After losing veteran starters Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton Jr., bench players were thrust into the spotlight gaining big-time minutes and in several games, making big-time plays. Throughout this tough period of transition and growth for the Wolverine...
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Analysis of the starting five

Spike Albrecht Michigan Basketball is fresh off a crushing loss to the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday. The Wolverines fell to 13-9 with a tough schedule ahead. Coach Beilein has tampered with lineups and minutes all season. A few unfortunate injuries has caused Coach Beilein to use lineups he didn’t think plausible early in the season. Coach Beilein has experimented with his...
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: A lopsided loss for the Wolverines on the road against Ohio State

Caris LeVert Michigan Basketball drops to 10-7 (3-2) after a loss on the road against the Buckeyes of Ohio State. The Wolverines lost a completely lop-sided contest 71-52. The Wolverines struggled throughout the game to get their shot going as well as stopping the Buckeyes down low and in transition. D’Angelo Russell had his way with the Wolverines’ defense, totaling 21 points,...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: Can the Wolverines keep it up at Ohio State?

In their last outing, Michigan rallied in the second half to edge Minnesota at home. The day after, Wisconsin was stunned by Rutgers, dropping their first conference game. Just like that, Michigan found itself tied for first in the Big Ten, alongside Wisconsin, Michigan State and Maryland at 3-1. Just a game back are the Buckeyes of Ohio State, who dropped their last game to Indiana...
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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