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A closer look at the emergence of Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman played just 51 minutes in Michigan’s first 16 games. Suddenly, he’s been forced into a starting roll and has emerged as one of Michigan’s go-to options on the offensive end. Here’s a closer look at the 6-foot-4 freshman’s recent impressive play and what he’s done so well.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Breaking down Michigan’s zone defense

Michigan’s zone defense has gone from an occasional wrinkle to a staple over the first month of the Big Ten season. Today we take a closer look at Michigan’s 2-3 and 1-3-1 zones and how effective they have been for the Wolverines this season.

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Eastern Michigan 45, Michigan 42-4
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A closer look at Michigan’s early struggles

Michigan sits at 6-3 after losing back-to-back home games to mid-majors. Here’s a closer look inside the numbers at what has caused some of the Wolverines’ early struggles this season.

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Mid-range game critical to evolution of Caris LeVert

Everybody hates the mid-range jumper. Iowa State has nearly eliminated it from its offense. Daryl Morey has tried to do something similar in the NBA D-League with Rio Grande Valley. John Gasaway recently tweeted that […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Does offensive rebounding affect transition defense?

John Beilein teams have never been renowned for their ability to crash the offensive glass. Last year the Wolverines jumped 100 spots in offensive rebounding but still ranked just 139th in the country and 8th […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Scouting Syracuse

Michigan will face Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone in the Final Four on Saturday but the Wolverines will also have to stop a talented Syracuse team on the offensive end of the floor. To further breakdown […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Six and Six: Thoughts on Michigan’s slump

Dustin Johnston Michigan enters the opening round of the NCAA tournament with more questions than answers. The Wolverines clearly still have ability but look something of a shell of the team they once were. The […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

By the Numbers: Trey Burke vs. Nate Wolters

Trey Burke versus Nate Wolters is the sort of guard match up that jumps off the page. Two of the top four most efficient players in the country, head-to-head in a game where defense is […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Behind the Numbers: BLOBs, SLOBs and Timeouts

Dustin Johnston Much of the focus on Michigan this season has revolved around the Wolverines tremendous transition offense, Trey Burke’s player of the year resume and the talented crop of freshmen that John Beilein brought […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Graphing the Big Ten season to date

The Only Colors started a tradition of plotting game-by-game efficiency numbers and applying third order polynomial regressions to track every Big Ten teams’ form throughout conference play. The third degree polynomial regression allows for two changes […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Examining the Defense: Ball screens and zone

Michigan’s defense is the primary concern after a frustrating five game stretch. The Wolverines have seen their offensive production hit occasional snags but their defensive performance has plummeted consistently. Most recently, the league’s worst offense, […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

First Look: Michigan at Indiana

Dustin Johnston There is a big game Saturday and one preview isn’t enough. Here’s a first look at Indiana featuring some random statistical insights derived from Ken Pomeroy’s wealth of numbers and Synergy Sports. Michigan […]

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