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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

A closer look at Zak Irvin’s hot start

Zak Irvin is averaging 22 points per contest through Michigan’s first two games. He’s shooting 9-of-14 on twos and 7-of-11 on threes for a 78% effective field goal percentage. His numbers through two games are not all too dissimilar to his statistics during Michigan’s Italian tour where he averaged 20.8 points per game with an 81.3 eFG%. Against any competition, even against...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Italy trip a success for Michigan Basketball

Mark Donnal The Michigan basketball team has just completed their Italy trip and four game exhibition tour. The Wolverines won all four games by an average of 37.5 points. Michigan averaged 100.5 points per game which answers the question if this team can put up enough points to make up for lack of a dominant presence inside. Coach John Beilein is known for his dominant shooting...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan Basketball: player to watch for 2014-15

Zak Irvin ( The Michigan basketball team has a lot to look forward to this year, with many new faces and a young roster. This team has many players ready to step up and replace losses of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan. Even though this roster has multiple returning guards, most of their roles will have to increase from last season...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Zak Irvin’s progression, Age, Defense

Dustin Johnston @zgordon5: What does Zak Irvin specifically need to work on the most to become “more than just a shooter”? Did he show that potential in HS? I guess more clearly: should we have a lot of optimism about Zak being able to truly be more than a shooter, or are there red flags? We’ve established that Irvin was ‘just a shooter’ last year after roughly three out...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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