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Game 12: Coppin State at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Coppin State (1-9) at Michigan (6-5) Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI When: 8:00 p.m., Dec. 22nd, 2014 TV: BTN Radio: 950 AM, 1050AM After losing four straight games, Michigan will welcome a quick turnaround and a chance to get a win before Christmas. The Wolverines are hosting the Coppin State Eagles this evening in arguably their easiest game of the 2014-15 season...
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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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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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Game 11: SMU at Michigan Recap

Michigan is a broken team. After watching the best offense in the country for two years running, it’s a painfully harsh realization to remember what bad offense looks like. For the third game in a row, Michigan’s jump shot heavy bricked its way into another loss. The Wolverines were able to put together flashes of strong play on Saturday afternoon at the Crisler Center, but...
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein says Wolverines ‘rarely have a shooting day like today’ in SMU loss

John Beilein met with media Saturday afternoon following Michigan’s loss to SMU, part of its longest winless streak since January 2011. The coach discussed breaking out of shooting slumps, Mark Donnal’s big game and more. Watch the full press conference in the embedded media player above and hit the jump for select quotes. Opening statement: “Part of my angst would be the 14...
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Photo Gallery: SMU 62, Michigan 51

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Video: Caris LeVert, Mark Donnal and Zak Irvin recap loss to SMU

Caris LeVert, Mark Donnal and Zak Irvin met with media on Saturday afternoon following Michigan’s 62-51 loss to SMU, the Wolverines’ fourth defeat in a row. LeVert and Irvin discussed the team’s confidence issues on offense, while Donnal spoke about his career-best performance. Watch LeVert speak in the embedded media player above, or watch Irvin and Donnal below. The...
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Video: SMU coach Larry Brown discusses win over Wolverines, return to Michigan

Veteran coach Larry Brown had a lot of praise for the Michigan basketball program after SMU’s win at the Crisler Center on Saturday afternoon. Check out what he had to say about John Beilein and others in the embedded media player above. The post Video: SMU coach Larry Brown discusses win over Wolverines, return to Michigan appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Game 11: SMU at Michigan Open Thread

SMU’s Markus Kennedy is eligible and is expected to play this afternoon at the Crisler Center. Michigan will need to put together one of its better performances of the season if it wants to snap its three-game losing streak. The Wolverines and Mustangs are set for a noon tip-off on ESPN2 with Dan Dakich and Dave O’Brien handling broadcasting duties. Join in the open thread...
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Notebook: Ricky Doyle earns start, SMU’s Markus Kennedy travels with team

It’s official, or at least as close to official as we’ll get before the lineups are announced: Ricky Doyle will earn the first start of his Michigan basketball career Saturday against SMU. The reason, as John Beilein explained Friday afternoon, is pretty simple. He wants to have the five best players on the court at the beginning of each game, and, right now, Doyle is the Wolverines’...
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Video: John Beilein previews SMU, discusses likelihood of starting Ricky Doyle

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein met with media Friday afternoon to preview his team’s non-conference matchup against SMU on Saturday. He discussed a change to the Wolverines’ starting five, gave an injury update on guard Derrick Walton and addressed Michigan’s recent struggles. Watch the press conference in the embedded media player above.   The post Video: John Beilein...
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Game 11: SMU at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: SMU (7-3) at Michigan (6-4) Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI When: 12:00 p.m., Dec. 20th, 2014 TV: ESPN2 Radio: 950 AM, 1050AM, Sirius 113, XM 195 SMU at Michigan Notebook: Doyle could start Turnaround won’t be easy Big Ten Power Rankings For the second consecutive season, Michigan has backed itself into a corner by mid-December. The Wolverines have a couple...
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With SMU clash looming, Michigan coaching staff ‘not jumping off a cliff right now’

It’s finally winter break at the University of Michigan, which means one thing to John Beilein: finals are over, so his players have more time to focus on their game. And because his Wolverines are 6-4 entering what has become a crucial non-conference contest against SMU on Saturday, the coach knows there are plenty of challenges ahead. Before focusing on improvement, though...
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Notebook: Ricky Doyle could start versus SMU

Michigan big man Ricky Doyle could be set to make his first start of the season on Saturday. John Beilein said his freshman big man “will probably start the next game,” while discussing Doyle on his weekly radio show last night. Statistically, Doyle has been Michigan’s best big man. He’s averaging 17 minutes, 7 points and three rebounds per game, all best among Michigan’s...
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Big Ten Power Rankings: Non-Conference Edition

The start of Big Ten play is just two weeks away, so we’re tipping off our 2014-15 Big Ten Power Rankings a bit early. In this week’s rankings we run-down how various Big Ten teams have performed throughout the non-conference season and attempt to sort out the confusion in the conference pecking order after the first two spots while focusing on Ohio State’s zone defense...
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Michigan has been here before, but turnaround won’t be easy

In the best of times and the worst of times, it always comes back to the process for John Beilein. “We’ve been here before and our great teams have been in this exact same spot before,” Beilein said after Michigan’s humbling loss at Arizona. “This is just part of the process. We just have to keep getting better throughout the process.” Beilein has been coaching for a...
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Centers ‘still thinking out there’ as Michigan struggles inside

Ricky Doyle’s emergence as a go-to center by the Michigan basketball team’s fourth game of the season was surprising, to say the least. The last three games have been somewhat of a return to reality — not just for Doyle, but for all of the Wolverines’ big men. In losses to NJIT, Eastern Michigan and then No. 3 Arizona, their inability to establish or maintain an inside presence...
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Arizona

On Saturday night, No. 3 Arizona embarrassed the Michigan basketball team, 80-53, and it wasn’t pretty. How did it fall apart so quickly? Check out Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ big loss. 1) Stanley Johnson gives Wildcats biggest first-half lead Michigan had no answer for Stanley Johnson, Arizona’s talented forward, in the first half. In a 20-second span, a pair of athletic...
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Blowout loss at Arizona is a “great reality check for everyone”

At the beginning of each half of basketball, the crowd at the McKale Center will remain standing until the opposing team records a point. On Saturday, they had a long time to wait until they could be seated. Michigan went scoreless for more than five minutes to start the second frame as No. 3 Arizona helped itself to a 12-0 run that essentially put the game out of reach in an 80...
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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Recap

Limping and slumping, Michigan ran head first into a buzz saw at the McKale Center in Tucson on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines were met by a bigger, stronger, more athletic and simply better opponent. While Michigan was able to hold on for parts of the first half, trailing by just 11 points at the break, eventually the Wildcats ran the Wolverines out of the gym for an 80-53 victory...
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Video: John Beilein reacts to blow out loss at Arizona

John Beilein met with reporters outside Michigan’s locker room after the Wolverines suffered a 27 points loss to the Arizona Wildcats. Beilein praised the Wildcats and preached patince, emphasizing that his young Michigan team needs time to grow. The post Video: John Beilein reacts to blow out loss at Arizona appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona

Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert met with the media after Michigan’s 27 point loss at Arizona on Saturday afternoon. The Michigan players were humbled by the defeat and Walton thought Michigan’s defense was more to blame than its offense for the blow out loss. The post Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Open Thread

Michigan is looking to bounce back against the No. 3 ranked Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, AZ this afternoon. The Wolverines enter the afternoon contest on the heels of back-to-back losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. eastern and will be broadcast by Jay Bilas and Dan Shulman on ESPN. Join discussion in the open thread before, during and after the...
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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (6-3) at No. 3 Arizona (9-0) Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ When: 5:25 p.m., Dec. 13th, 2014 TV: ESPN Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM, XM/Sir 94 Michigan at Arizona Notebook: Albrecht injury Examining Michigan’s struggles Opposition Q&A Video preview After losing to NJIT and Eastern Michigan back-to-back, Michigan is rewarded with a matchup against No. 3 Arizona...
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A closer look at Michigan’s early struggles

Michigan is just 6-3 after suffering two of its worst home losses in years – back to back against NJIT and Eastern Michigan. On a game-by-game basis, it’s easy to see what went wrong. Against NJIT it was a horrific defensive performance and against Eastern Michigan it was an inability to cope with a stifling zone. But analyzing the Wolverines as a whole, there are some major...
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