Team 99

The 2014-15 Michigan Wolverines basketball team, Team 99, will be led by Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin.

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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Recap

Michigan didn’t have enough to beat Wisconsin on Friday, but once more it showed that it should have the pieces to be formidable next year.

The Wolverines played Wisconsin to a 54-54 tie for 34 minutes, but – as we’ve seen all season – just couldn’t finish off their bigger, older and better opponent. Wisconsin answered Michigan’s valiant effort and closed the game on a 17-6 run and potentially ended Michigan’s season.

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Michigan hopeful for NIT berth; John Beilein calls tournament a ‘great experience’

Michigan is squarely on the NIT bubble, and there isn’t much precedent for a .500 team to earn an invitation, but John Beilein said he hopes the committee looks beyond the 16-16 record.

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Video: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Derrick Walton talk loss to Badgers

Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Derrick Walton discussed Michigan’s loss to Wisconsin on Friday and also looked back on Michigan’s disappointing season while touching on their plans this summer. Watch their post game reactions after the jump.

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Transcript: John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht discuss loss to Wisconsin

John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after Michigan’s loss to Wisconsin. Read their full comments in the transcript after the jump.

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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Open Thread

Michigan and Wisconsin are set for a noon (eastern) tip-off at the United Center today.Michigan will hope to build off of momentum it built in a blowout win over Illinois, but will be facing the class of the conference. Join the discussion in the open thread after the jump.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois

Michigan cruised to a 73-55 win over Illinois on Thursday afternoon, dominating in virtually every facet to secure a berth in the third round of the Big Ten tournament. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments of the 18-point blowout, which again showcased the Wolverines’ improvements this season.

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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Preview

Any Big Ten tournament run is going to a require a big upset or two and Michigan will have a chance to do just that on Friday afternoon against Wisconsin. The Badgers are the class of the conference, outscoring league foes by .21 points per possession – more than twice as much as the league’s next best team.

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Video: Michigan press conference after beating Illinois

John Beilein, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Aubrey Dawkins and Zak Irvin were on the podium after Michigan’s blowout win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon. Watch their full press conference in the embedded media player after the jump.

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Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Aubrey Dawkins and Zak Irvin talk win over Illinois

The Wolverines’ locker room was open after the win, and several players discussed the team’s impressive showing. Spike Albrecht talked about his circus behind-the-back pass, Aubrey Dawkins spoke on the nickname “Auto” following his 18-point performance, and Max Bielfeldt recapped a season that has seen him move from third-string to starter.

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Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks Big Ten tournament opening win

The Michigan basketball team is finally finishing the plays John Beilein has been coaching all season. That much was evident as the Wolverines steamrolled Illinois, 73-55, in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. Aubrey Dawkins led all scorers with 18 points, while Zak Irvin added 14 and six assists. After the game, Beilein met with media to discuss the biggest improvements his team has made.

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