Michigan’s two best players were sitting on the bench in walking boots, but the Wolverines still managed to take Michigan State to overtime at the Breslin Center on Sunday afternoon. While Michigan ran out of gas in overtime, being outscored 10-0 by the Spartans in the extra period, it was an impressive effort from a Michigan team that played two walk-ons and four freshmen in one of the country’s most hostile arenas.

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Video: John Beilein says Michigan ‘panicked’ in overtime at Michigan State

After the Wolverines fell to the Spartans, 76-66, John Beilein discussed the maturation of Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, gave updates on Derrick Walton’s injury and spoke on the overtime struggles.

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Video: Spike Albrecht, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman discuss big games against Spartans

John Beilein said his starting point guard looked like “the old Spike.” The coach added that Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made plays he didn’t even see in film. The Michigan basketball team lost to Michigan State, 76-66, but both guards had big afternoons at the Breslin Center.

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Game 22: Michigan at Michigan State Open Thread

Michigan and Michigan State resume their rivalry this afternoon in East Lansing. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. on CBS and you can join the open thread discussion after the jump.

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Notebook: Michigan will ‘find out what Big Ten basketball is all about’ in East Lansing

Only four active players on Michigan’s roster have ever played at Michigan State and one of the four, Derrick Walton, remains questionable with a foot injury. The rest of Michigan’s roster will learn quickly what the rivalry is all about on Sunday.

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Game 22: Michigan at Michigan State Preview

Michigan heads to the Breslin Center this weekend to renew its rivalry with Michigan State. The Wolverines have won six of the last nine meetings between the two programs, but will have their hands full in East Lansing against a Spartan team that will be hungry for revenge.

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Recruiting Roundup: January 29th, 2015

Our regular look across the country at how Michigan recruiting commitments and targets fared across the country takes a look at Jaylen Brown, Cassius Winston, Derryck Thornton, Rapolas Ivanauskas and many others.

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Five Key Plays: Nebraska at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team toppled Nebraska, 58-44, on Tuesday night. How did such a young and injured squad earn the Wolverines’ first double-digit conference win of the year? We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman sparks Michigan’s second half run

Following Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman’s nine-point, four-rebound performance against Nebraska on Tuesday afternoon, Beilein compared him to a former NBA great.

“I can remember when Randy Smith was with the Buffalo Braves — I’m really dating myself,” the Michigan coach laughed. “He’d just run by people. And people would try and get in front of him. You’d say, ‘How is he going by him?’ And he would just do it. [Abdur-Rahkman] just can run by people on the fast break. And he doesn’t even know what he’s doing yet.”

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Photo Gallery: Michigan 58, Nebraska 44

All photos by Paul Sherman. Full gallery after the jump.

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Game 21: Nebraska at Michigan Recap

It took 20 minutes, but Michigan finally looked like Michigan again in the second half of its 14 point home victory over Nebraska. Even if the names and faces were still unfamiliar. The Wolverines were without Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton and Mark Donnal, but were still able to knock off the Huskers in a comfortable 58-44 win.

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