Michigan’s season hasn’t gone how anyone planned, but it will have a chance to end the regular season on a positive note at home on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the same team they beat on the road a month and a half ago in their first game without Caris LeVert. Michigan has only won two other games since then, losing eight, but there’s little doubt that the Michigan players left in the rotation have grown up quickly over the last 10 games.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team twice couldn’t make game-clinching plays in Tuesday’s eventual 82-78 double overtime loss to Northwestern. While the result was disheartening, and, in many ways, emblematic of the 2014-15 season, there were several positives and learning situations for the Wolverines. We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-25
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Recap

Michigan and Northwestern played 50 minutes of thrilling basketball on Tuesday evening, but it was 50 minutes filled with the mistakes that you would expect from teams hovering around .500 in the final week of the regular season.

For a shorthanded Michigan team that has suffered through so many heartbreaking defeats already this season, this one might have been the worst. Despite playing 39 minutes of great basketball, the Wolverines failed again and again to close out the game.

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-29
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread

Michigan and Northwestern are set to tip-off at 9 p.m. from Welsh-Ryan Arena this evening in the final week of the Big Ten regular season. Join in the open thread before, during and after the game as Michigan tries to stay above .500.

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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Preview

Northwestern has lost quite a few games since the last meeting — the loss in Ann Arbor was game four of a 10 game losing streak — but it also put together its longest Big Ten winning streak in decades. The Wildcats four-game winning streak was sent hurtling back to reality on Saturday with a 26 point loss at Illinois, but it’s clear there’s a different energy around Chris Collins’ program headed down the stretch.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Notebook: John Beilein says disappointing season like ‘starting all over’

“I think with all our coaches, we get frustrated because we know we’re close, but trying to get that next level of achievement from them is difficult to do,” he said. “You’re just right there, either make that shot or make that pass or don’t throw that pass down there, get it up here. The only thing we do is just stay patient with it and continue to work on skill level.”

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John Beilein discusses difficult season, previews Northwestern
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Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt preview Northwestern

John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt met with media Monday afternoon to preview Michigan’s upcoming game against Northwestern. Beilein spoke about the frustrations he’s endured this season, while Beilfeldt talked about his final regular-season games with Michigan and Albrecht discussed how his teammates have improved.

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-15
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Notes, quotes from John Beilein on Big Ten teleconference

John Beilein spoke briefly on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Monday morning. He discussed Max Bielfeldt’s final home game at the Crisler Center, and switching between man-to-man and zone defenses within the same possession.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Maryland

The Michigan basketball team stayed within striking distance for much of Saturday afternoon’s clash against Maryland, but the Terrapins ultimately pulled away late. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments in the Wolverines’ 66-56 loss.

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Zak Irvin, Kameron Chatman showcase growth in loss at Maryland

Zak Irvin wanted back in the game. It was the final minutes of the first half during Michigan’s 66-56 loss to Maryland on Saturday afternoon, and the sophomore forward had been benched due to foul trouble. As he watched helplessly, the Terrapins went on a 12-0 run and claimed a lead they’d never relinquish.

“I was trying to talk him into letting me back in, but he wanted to save me for the second half,” Irvin said of John Beilein.

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Game 28: Michigan at Maryland Recap

Playing on the road with a shorthanded roster against one of the league’s top teams, Michigan wasn’t going to leave with a win by playing it safe. But this loss came down to John Beilein sticking to a pair of high-risk decisions for just a little bit too long.

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