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Italy Rewind: Mark Donnal

Mark Donnal spent last season battling against Jordan Morgan, Mitch McGary and Jon Horford in practice as he sat out during his redshirt season. The rest of his time last season was spent in the weight room – he’s now up to 240 pounds – as he prepared for his number 34 to be called this season. Now Mitch McGary, Jordan Morgan and Jon Hoford are gone and Donnal finally has his...
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Italy Rewind: Derrick Walton

Derrick Walton was Michigan’s fourth option offensively last season, but expectations are high for the 6-foot point guard from Detroit. Walton was a complementary star last season and while he made huge plays on the road at Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State he was always just out of the limelight. With Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan gone...
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Italy Rewind: Aubrey Dawkins

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman The phrase ‘three-and-D’ is commonly used to describe the perfect role player in the NBA. A ‘three-and-d’ player is athletic enough to guard multiple...
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Italy Rewind: Caris LeVert

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Caris LeVert was off of his feet for 16 weeks this summer after undergoing stress fracture surgery on his foot. With only a couple weeks of practice under his belt before Michigan’s...
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Italy Rewind: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle & Kameron Chatman John Beilein has made a career out of his ability to recruit shooters and his perimeter-oriented offense has always been stereotyped by the three-point shot. While the three is still ever-present in Beilein’s...
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Italy Rewind: Kameron Chatman

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle Kameron Chatman is going to play the same position that Glenn Robinson III filled for the past two seasons, but he’s going to provide a very different look. Chatman isn’t the athlete that Robinson is and he’s certainly not...
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Italy Rewind: Ricky Doyle

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin All eyes were on Michigan’s big men in Italy. With Max Bielfeldt and DJ Wilson sidelined, Michigan only had two options at the five position overseas and neither player has ever played in a college game. “We have three or possibly four...
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Italy Rewind: Zak Irvin

Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin The question all off-season has been whether Zak Irvin has diversified his game and is more than ‘just a shooter’. The numbers last season proved that Irvin was essentially ‘just a shooter’, but this is a new year and a new role...
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Video: Michigan vs. Mantova Stings Highlights

Michigan wrapped up its Italian tour on Friday, beating the Mantova Stings by 20 points. The game was against stronger competition — the Stings play in the second division of Italian basketball — but the Wolverines pulled away by 20 points down the stretch. For the third consecutive game, Jeffery Kind was in attendance and provided video of Michigan’s win. More Italy 2014...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 96, Mantova 76

Michigan wrapped up its Italian tour with a victory over the Mantova Stings on Friday afternoon, finishing 4-0 overseas. Jeffery Kind was on hand once again and provided these photographs from the game. Full gallery after the jump.
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By The Numbers: Michigan 96, Mantova 76

Michigan was finally challenged in its final game in Italy, but eventually prevailed with a comfortable win over the Mantova Stings. U-M released a box score (compiled by hand) and since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Factors graph. Michigan pulled away down the stretch after allowing...
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Michigan beats Mantova Stings to finish Italian tour undefeated

Michigan faced a better team on Friday, but still pulled away with another exhibition victory. The Wolverines knocked off the Mantova Stings, 96-76, and will leave Italy with a perfect record. Mantova was able to hang around throughout much of the first half and the Wolverines led just 48-43 at the half. The Stings even managed to take the lead, 49-48, early in the third quarter...
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Video: Austin Hatch featured on The Today Show

Austin Hatch was featured NBC’s “The Today Show” this morning, participating in an interview with Maria Shriver. Watch Hatch’s emotional interview in the embedded media player below. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
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2014-15 Michigan basketball schedule finalized with Big Ten announcement

Dustin Johnston Michigan’s 2014-15 schedule was finalized today as the Big Ten formally announced the conference schedule. The Wolverines will open Big Ten play on December 30th at home against Illinois. Michigan will host back-to-back marquee home games in February when Michigan State and Ohio State travel to Crisler Center on February 17th and 22nd respectively. Due to the Big...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan vs. Vicenza All-Stars Highlights

Here are highlights from Michigan’s second exhibition game in Italy against the Vicenza All-Stars. Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along the footage from overseas. More Italy 2014 Coverage Video: Michigan vs. Petrarca Padova Highlights Video: Michigan vs. Perugia Select Highlights Ricky Doyle’s double-double helps Michigan to another win in Italy Primer: Michigan in Italy 2014
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Video: Michigan vs. Petrarca Padova Highlights

Here are highlights from Michigan’s third exhibition win in Italy against Petrarca Padova. Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along the footage from Italy. More Italy 2014 Coverage Video: Michigan vs. Perugia Select Highlights Photo Gallery: Michigan 116, Petrarca Padova 52 Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal lead Michigan to third Italian tour victory Primer: Michigan in Italy 2014
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 116, Petrarca Padova 52

Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along these photos from Michigan’s exhibition win over Petrarca Padova in Italy on Wednesday.
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By The Numbers: Michigan 116, Padova 52

Michigan finally broke the century mark in its 116-52 win over Petrarca Padova on Wednesday. U-M released a box score (compiled by hand) and since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Factors graph. Box Score: Click to view the full Michigan box score It’s not much of a surprise that Michigan...
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Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal lead Michigan to third Italian tour victory

Michigan knocked off Petrarca Padova, 116-52, for its third straight exhibition victory in Italy. The Wolverines led 30-21 after the first quarter and managed to extend their lead to 63-36 by halftime before coasting to their easiest victory of the foreign tour. The Wolverines held Padova to just 18 points in the second half. Zak Irvin poured in 18 points in the first half and finished...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan vs. Vicenza All-Stars

Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along these photos from Michigan’s exhibition win over the Vicenza All-Stars.
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By The Numbers: Michigan 93, Vicenza All-Stars 53

Michigan picked up another comfortable win over the Vicenza All-Stars on Tuesday and Michigan released a box score with everything but steals, turnovers and blocks. Since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Three Factors graph. Box Score: Click to view the full Michigan box score Michigan...
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Ricky Doyle’s double-double helps Michigan to another win in Italy

College Basketball Tour Michigan advanced to 2-0 during its Italian summer tour with a 93-53 victory over the Vicenza All-Stars on Tuesday. The Wolverines gradually pulled away over the course of the four quarter FIBA rules game. Michigan led by 11 points after one quarter, 21 points at the half and 31 points after the third quarter before sealing the 40 point victory in the fourth...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan vs. Perugia Select Highlights

Michigan beat Perugia Select 99-60 on Sunday in their Italian exhibition debut. One of our readers, Tim Kaegi, was in attendance on Sunday and put together some video footage of the second and fourth quarters of the victory. You can watch the highlights in the embedded media player below or find more complete game footage of the 2nd and 4th quarters after the jump (including Austin...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 99, Perugia Select 60

Special thanks to Tim and Lucy Kaegi for passing along these photographs from Michigan’s 99-60 win over the Perugia All-Stars in Rome on Sunday. Full gallery after the jump.
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Freshmen critical to Michigan’s success

Photo: Michigan Basketball Freshmen scored 48 of Michigan’s 99 points in its exhibition opening win over the Perugia All-Stars in Rome, Italy on Sunday. The game was never close, but the freshmen contributions served as a reminder of just how necessary first-year players will be to Michigan’s success this season. Michigan’s starting front court was made up of freshman forward...
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