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Game 25: Michigan at Minnesota Recap

Michigan 82, Minnesota 74 Video: Beilein recap Video: Player reactions Final Horn Michigan got a career game out of its point guard, made 56% of its threes and had valuable contributions off the bench, but still needed to sweat out a road victory over Minnesota (6-18, 0-12 Big Ten). The Wolverines led throughout much of the first half and stretched their lead to 19 midway through...
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Video: Derrick Walton, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson recap win at Minnesota

Derrick Walton, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson met with the media after Michigan’s road victory at Minnesota. Walton discussed his career-high scoring night while Abdur-Rahkman and Robinson both contributed critical baskets down the stretch after late Gopher comeback.   The post Video: Derrick Walton, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson recap win...
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Video: John Beilein talks win at Minnesota

John Beilein met with the media after Michigan’s 8-point win in Minneapolis. The Wolverines earned the much-needed victory, but they had to sweat it out after a late Gopher run cut the lead to 2 points in the closing minutes. Watch the full interview in the attached media player. The post Video: John Beilein talks win at Minnesota appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Final Horn: Michigan 82, Minnesota 74

Michigan’s season was at a crossroads in Minneapolis on Wednesday as the Wolverines faced one of their first ‘must-win’ games of the 2015-16 season. After dropping back-to-back home games in deflating fashion, Michigan couldn’t afford to lose at Minnesota (6-18, 0-12 Big Ten). Luckily Derrick Walton was up to the task, leading the Wolverines to an 82-74 road victory to help...
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Game 25: Michigan at Minnesota Open Thread

Michigan is on the road tonight at Minnesota looking to break a two-game losing streak against the 0-11 Gophers. Reports out of Minneapolis are that the Wolverines are on the floor for warmups and Caris LeVert is not. Every Michigan player except Caris LeVert has now taken the floor at Williams Arena for Michigan's pregame warmups. — Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 11, 2016...
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Game 25: Michigan at Minnesota Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (17-7, 7-4 B1G) at Minnesota (6-17, 0-11 B1G) Where: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN When: 9:00 p.m., February 10th, 2016 TV: BTN Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM Three weeks ago, Michigan coasted to a never quite in doubt, but never comfortable win over Minnesota at home. That was the first warning sign that the Wolverines weren’t playing quite the caliber of...
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Wolverines, ‘possibly’ with LeVert, looking to get swag back at Minnesota

It’s no secret that the Michigan basketball team is in a team desperate to catch a break. In the midst of the Big Ten grind, attempting to move past consecutive landslide losses and missing its two seniors and best player, the Wolverines have fielded frequent but fair questions about leadership, health, fatigue and consistency. What looked like another successful season is now...
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Video: John Beilein, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins preview Minnesota

Michigan heads on the road for a critical road test at Minnesota tomorrow as it looks to bounce back from back-to-back blowout home losses to Indiana and Michigan State. John Beilein, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the team’s mindset ahead of the road challenge. The post Video: John Beilein, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman...
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Bracket Watch: February 9th, 2016

There are only five weeks left in the regular season and Michigan finds itself squarely on the bubble with seven league games to play. That means it’s time to bring back our annual Bracket Watch feature to track Michigan’s standing in various bracketology updates and follow the NCAA tournament process across the Big Ten. If the field was selected today, Michigan would be in...
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Big Ten Power Rankings: February 8th, 2016

Welcome to our Big Ten Power Rankings where we examine the conference on a weekly basis and attempt to rank the conference and provide some insight about each team. 1. Iowa (10-1) Iowa is the class of the Big Ten. Not only do the Hawkeyes lead the conference in win-loss record, they have the league’s best efficiency margin and have played a stronger schedule than any other team...
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Five Key Plays: Michigan State 89, Michigan 73

For the second time in five days, the Michigan basketball team was embarrassed on its home court by a rival. This time, the opponent was No. 10 Michigan State, and the Wolverines were throttled from start to finish. A day after a drubbing that saw the Spartans lead by as much as 30 and empty the bench well before the final buzzer sounded, we look at the five key plays from the game...
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Wolverines begin “soul-searching” after another blowout loss

After a successful January, the Michigan basketball team managed to pour out every ounce of momentum it had on the Crisler Center court less than a week into February. In back-to-back blowout losses, the Wolverines went from borderline Big Ten title contenders to the NCAA Tournament bubble watch in a matter of days. Empty possession after empty possession highlighting a handful...
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Game 24: Michigan State at Michigan Recap

MSU 89, Michigan 73 Video: Beilein presser Photo Gallery Video: Tom Izzo Video: Players react Every college basketball season has ups and downs and there’s a reason that ‘things are never as good or bad as they seem’ is a common phrase in every college basketball coach, fan or writer’s lexicon. But right now, it doesn’t feel like it can get any worse for Michigan. The...
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps blowout loss to Michigan State

After one of the ugliest home losses in John Beilein’s tenure at Michigan, the Wolverines’ coach spoke with the media about Michigan State, his team’s mental toughness, shooting and defensive woes and more. Opening statement: “My wife was up on the concourse and I was seeing some family and I invited her down to the press conference. She loves to come down here to watch the...
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Video: Tom Izzo recaps win at Michigan

Tom Izzo was pleased with his team’s performance in Ann Arbor as the Spartans dominated the Wolverines, but he said he sympathized with Michigan’s struggles after his team went through a rough patch earlier in January. Watch Izzo’s full comments in the embedded media player above. The post Video: Tom Izzo recaps win at Michigan appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: Zak Irvin, Aubrey Dawkins talk loss to Michigan State

Zak Irvin and Aubrey Dawkins met with the media after Michigan’s second-straight demoralizing home defeat. Irvin discussed his outburst in the second half and questioned the Wolverines’ mental toughness in another blowout loss. The post Video: Zak Irvin, Aubrey Dawkins talk loss to Michigan State appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Photo Gallery: Michigan State 89, Michigan 73

All photos by Dustin Johnston. The post Photo Gallery: Michigan State 89, Michigan 73 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Final Horn: Michigan State 89, Michigan 73

In a what was supposed to be a measuring stick week, Michigan fell flat again at home. Michigan State handed the Wolverines their second consecutive home loss in embarrassing fashion. The Spartans started hot and never cooled down, cruising to a 89-73 victory at the Crisler Center. Michigan’s defense lost shooters in the first half before being overwhelmed inside in the second...
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Game 24: Michigan State at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan and Michigan State are set for a 2 p.m. tip-off in their lone rivalry matchup of the season. Carter Blackburn and Clark Kellogg will be on the call for CBS as the Wolverines look to bounce back from Tuesday’s deflating home loss to Indiana. Join the discussion in the comments section below before, during and after today’s game. The post Game 24: Michigan State at Michigan...
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Michigan looking for more against Michigan State

It’s no secret that the Michigan basketball team left plenty to be desired in its 80-67 loss to No. 22 Indiana. Trailing by as much as 26 in a humbling defeat, the Wolverines showed major holes from top-to-bottom and on both sides of the ball. “It just left a bad taste in our mouth,” said junior forward Mark Donnal. “We came out flat … no one wants to play like that....
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Video: John Beilein, Derrick Walton and Mark Donnal preview Michigan State

On the eve of the Michigan basketball team’s battle with No. 10 Michigan State, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, junior guard Derrick Walton Jr and junior forward Mark Donnal addressed the media. Beilein discussed the rivalry, provided an update on senior guard Caris LeVert and talked about rebuilding confidence in his players. Walton discussed the importance of the in-state...
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Game 24: Michigan State at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Michigan State (19-4, 6-4 B1G) at Michigan (17-6, 7-3 B1G)   Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI When: 2:00 p.m., February 6th, 2016 TV: CBS Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM Nothing else is supposed to matter in a rivalry game, but there’s no question that Michigan and Michigan State enter their only matchup of the regular season on Saturday in different states of mind...
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Five Key Plays: Indiana 80, Michigan 67

In front of perhaps as good an atmosphere as Crisler Center has seen all season, the Michigan basketball team fell flat in what was expected to be a heavyweight bout against No. 22 Indiana. The Wolverines snuck to within 13 by the game’s end, but trailed by as much as 26, and even that seemed closer than the game was. After jumping out to a 17-6 lead, Michigan was outscored 42...
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Michigan searching for toughness after crumbling vs. Indiana

When Indiana pulled to within two of the Michigan basketball team with 8:40 to go, it was clear the Hoosiers were gaining steam. Down 15-4 just a few minutes prior, Indiana had made it a 24-22 game, hushed a star-studded Crisler Center crowd and looked in control — but was only getting started. As the Hoosiers picked up speed, the Wolverines tried to keep pace, but quickly began...
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Game 22: Indiana at Michigan Recap

Three years ago to the day, Michigan and Indiana faced off as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in the country. Tonight, the Wolverines were beaten down on their home floor by Indiana in a double-digit home loss where the final score felt forgiving.  The loss was a stern reminder of just how far Michigan has to go to come close to that level again, which felt worlds away as Indiana...
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