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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Villanova

Villanova handed Michigan its first loss of the season late Tuesday night, 60-55. The Wolverines recovered after a painful first half for a thrilling finish that came down to the final seconds. Here are Five Key Plays from the Legends Classic final. 1) Michigan breaks out of slump with 7-0 run early in second half The Wolverines finished the first half having been held without...
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Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Recap

Villanova 60, Michigan 55. Photo Gallery. Video Reactions. (Photo: Adam Glanzman) Michigan grew up in Brooklyn, but it came up short. For a solid ten minutes on Tuesday the Wolverines were flat out punked by Villanova. The Wildcats held Michigan without a basket for a stretch that spanned the final seven of the first half and the first three of the second. Michigan finally bottomed...
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Photo Gallery: Villanova 60, Michigan 55

All photos by Adam Glanzman. Full gallery after the jump. The post Photo Gallery: Villanova 60, Michigan 55 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht recap Villanova loss

John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht met with the media after Michigan’s thrilling loss to Villanova on Tuesday night. Watch Michigan’s juniors and head coach discuss the loss in the embedded media player below. LeVert and irvin after the jump. The post Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht recap Villanova loss appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Open Thread

Adam Glanzman Michigan’s first four games haven’t been flawless, but the Wolverines have been good enough to win thus far. Tonight the Wolverines enter the fray as an underdog for the first time this season against Villanova. Tip-off is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 p.m. at the Barclays Center and you can join the discussion in the comments before during and after the game...
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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Oregon

Michigan never trailed Monday night at the Barclays Center, but it needed a late run to survive a stiff challenge from Oregon. Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ win in the Progressive Legends Classic semifinal. 1) Zak Irvin showcases expanded skills in first half Zak Irvin finished with a team-high 19 points, and he did significant damage in the first half. At the...
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Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Preview

Basics Who: No. 11 Villanova (4-0) vs. No. 18 Michigan (4-0) Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY When: 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 TV: ESPN2 Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM Michigan’s young roster will face the unique challenge of preparing for a back-to-back game and it’ll have to do it against a team much better than the Oregon team it beat on Monday evening. The Wolverines...
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Game 4: Michigan vs. Oregon Recap

Michigan 70, Oregon 63.  Video Reactions. Photo Gallery. Photo: Adam Glanzman For this young Michigan team, freshman mistakes are a necessary evil. Against Detroit on Monday, Michigan head coach John Beilein swept those mistakes under the rug by sitting his young players and riding his five experienced players down the stretch. But the reality of the situation is that that will...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 70, Oregon 63

All photos by Adam Glanzman. Full gallery after the jump.  The post Photo Gallery: Michigan 70, Oregon 63 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: John Beilein, Ricky Doyle and Caris LeVert recap win over Oregon

John Beilein, Ricky Doyle and Caris LeVert were on the podium after Michigan’s 70-63 win over Oregon on Monday night. LeVert tallied 18 points for the Wolverines while Doyle provided the decisive play with a late put back. Watch the press conferences in the embedded media players below. Beilein after the jump. The post Video: John Beilein, Ricky Doyle and Caris LeVert recap win...
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Game 4: Michigan vs. Oregon Open Thread

Michigan faces Oregon at the Barclays Center tonight in its biggest test of the young season. The Ducks and Wolverines are set to tip-off at 9:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes after the VCU/Villanova game) and the game will be broadcast online by ESPN3/WatchESPN.  Join in the open thread before, during and after the game to discuss Michigan’s Legends Classic opener or the early semifinal...
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Game 4: Michigan vs. Oregon Preview

Basics Who: Oregon (3-0) at No. 22 Michigan (3-0) Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY When: 9:30 p.m., Monday, November 24th, 2014 TV: ESPN3 Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM Eight months ago, Michigan and Oregon were both in the BMO Harris Bradley Center playing some of the most important basketball of their seasons. The Ducks had rattled off an impressive 24 win season and were getting...
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Notebook: Beilein ‘not thinking about any changes’ to starting lineup

Kameron Chatman has struggled to begin the season, but expect to keep seeing plenty of him. The freshman has started the year shooting just 18.8% (3-for-16) from the floor and has yet to hit a three-pointer. John Beilein, though, has no plans to take the 6-foot-7 wing player out of his starting lineup. “We’re not thinking about any changes in [our starters] right now at all...
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Five Key Plays: Detroit at Michigan

Michigan pulled away from Detroit in the final minutes Thursday night to claim a 72-61 win. Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ first close game of the year. 1) In-and-out threes highlight poor shooting start The Wolverines shot just 10-of-29 (34.5%) in the first half, and they entered the break down 28-27. The poor performance wasn’t a result of bad opportunities —...
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Spike Albrecht, veteran core leads Wolverines over Detroit

Allison Farrand When Michigan needed a spark against Detroit on Thursday night, it didn’t turn to Kameron Chatman or Aubrey Dawkins, its two most athletic freshmen. The Wolverines didn’t look to Mark Donnal or Ricky Doyle, either. In fact, they didn’t rely on any of the freshmen. Instead, they put the game in the hands of their veterans: the reliable core of Caris LeVert,...
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Game 3: Detroit at Michigan Recap

Michigan 71, Detroit 62. Photo Gallery. Beilein presser. Player reactions. Photo: Allison Farrand Learning on the job is good, but sometimes it’s better to sit and watch. Michigan’s freshmen are all promising players, but trailing Detroit early in the second half, John Beilein had no choice. He went with his veterans. Much has been made about the fact that Beilein only has...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 71, Detroit 62

All photos by Allison Farrand. Full gallery after the jump. The post Photo Gallery: Michigan 71, Detroit 62 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: Beilein recaps hard fought win over Detroit

John Beilein met with media Thursday night to discuss his team’s 71-62 win over Detroit. The Michigan coach explained his decision to turn to a veteran-laden lineup for the second half and talked about why the Titans were difficult to defend. Watch Beilein’s press conference with selected quotes after the jump. Opening statement: “This game was exactly what we expected...
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Video: Ray McCallum talks narrow loss at Michigan

Detroit head coach Ray McCallum was on the podium to discuss Detroit’s nine point loss at Michigan on Thursday evening. McCallum discussed Juwan Howard Jr., son of former Fab Five star Juwan Howard, and what he thought of Michigan’s team. Watch the Detroit head coach’s comments in the embedded media player below. The post Video: Ray McCallum talks narrow loss at Michigan...
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin recap tight win over Detroit

Caris LeVert, Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin met with media members following Michigan’s 71-62 win over Detroit on Thursday night at the Crisler Center. LeVert paced the Wolverines with 21 points, while Irvin added 18. Albrecht went 2-for-5 from the field but contributed with four assists, four rebounds and a steal. The trio discussed the Wolverines’ poor shooting performance in...
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Game 3: Detroit at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan is back in action for one final tune up before heading to Brooklyn to face its first high-major action of the season against Oregon. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. at the Crisler Center with Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris on the call for the Big Ten Network. Join the discussion is the comments section before, during and after the game. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Pregame Reading...
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GIF Tape: Volume 1

No longer just a photo gallery, we’ve upgraded to moving pictures. Dustin Johnston’s wizardry has allowed us to piece together collections of his photos into animated GIFs. You can find the full collection from Michigan’s first three games after the jump (click to enlarge and play).  Zak Irvin shows off his improved jumper … and his athleticisim Spike Albrecht goes...
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Game 3: Detroit at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Detroit (1-1) at No. 22 Michigan (2-0) Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI When: 6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 20th, 2014 TV: BTN Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 84 Early in the season there’s always the worry that every new test has the potential to expose a fatal flaw. That uncertainty proved foolish on Monday night as Michigan steamrolled...
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Notebook: Michigan welcoming familiar names back to Crisler Center

Dustin Johnston There will be a couple of familiar faces returning to the Crisler Center on Thursday when Michigan hosts Detroit. At halftime, the Wolverines will honor former All-American Campy Russell as part of the Legends Classic, but he won’t be the only name that Michigan fans recognize. Juwan Howard Jr., a senior who was named to the Preseason All-Horizon League First...
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Video: John Beilein, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin preview Detroit

John Beilein, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin met with media members on Wednesday afternoon to preview tomorrow’s game against Detroit. Beilein and Walton discussed seeing familiar faces on the Titans, while Irvin spoke about the improvements he has made to his jump shot. Watch them speak in the embedded media players below. Walton and Irvin after the jump. The post Video: John...
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