Before Michigan and Michigan State played for the Big Ten Tournament title, in what was their third meeting this this season, both head coaches discussed the growing significance of their heated rivalry. Both Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo and Michigan head man John Beilein opined on the idea of MSU-Michigan being/one day becoming on par with North Carolina-Duke. Playing … [Read more...] about Michigan-Michigan State the Next North Carolina-Duke? Tom Izzo, John Beilein Opine
Trey Burke Considering NBA
When Michigan fell to 13-seeded Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, its quest for its first Sweet 16 appearance since 1994 was definitively lost, but the Wolverines may be on the verge of suffering an even bigger loss in the near future. Freshman point guard Trey Burke, who led the Wolverines in scoring (14.8 ppg) and assists (4.6 apg), is considering … [Read more...] about Trey Burke Considering NBA
Fighting Illini’s tournament hopes on life support, need win against Michigan
After a 1-9 stretch that included losses at Penn State, Minnesota, Nebraska, a torrent of criticism directed at Bruce Weber and a crying Meyers Leonard, Illinois managed to revive their at-large hopes with an 11-point win over Iowa on Sunday. It was their first double digit win since early in the preconference. Beating the Hawkeyes likely won’t matter to the selection … [Read more...] about Fighting Illini’s tournament hopes on life support, need win against Michigan
Michigan Proving Itself on the Road
Hoisting 38 three-point shots on the road isn't necessarily the best recipe for success, especially in the Big Ten, where there are no gimmes away from home. But for Michigan, a team that has struggled on the road much of the season, 14 of their 38 three-point attempts found net Tuesday night and that was enough for a, 67-55, overtime win at Northwestern. Once again, super … [Read more...] about Michigan Proving Itself on the Road
Michigan at Northwestern: can Wolverines carry momentum on the road?
Michigan picked up their most significant victory of the season Saturday night, edging Ohio State by five points in a game that had more to do with the Wolverines' suffocating half court defense than any of the Buckeyes' shortcomings on offense. The win pushed the Maize and Blue's sterling record at Crisler Arena this season to 15-0. In two key matchups where the … [Read more...] about Michigan at Northwestern: can Wolverines carry momentum on the road?