Video: Michigan vs. Vicenza All-Stars Highlights

Here are highlights from Michigan’s second exhibition game in Italy against the Vicenza All-Stars. Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along the footage from overseas.

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Video: Michigan vs. Petrarca Padova Highlights

Here are highlights from Michigan’s third exhibition win in Italy against Petrarca Padova. Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along the footage from Italy.

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Photo Gallery: Michigan 116, Petrarca Padova 52

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Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along these photos from Michigan’s exhibition win over Petrarca Padova in Italy on Wednesday. [click to continue…]

By The Numbers: Michigan 116, Padova 52

Michigan finally broke the century mark in its 116-52 win over Petrarca Padova on Wednesday. U-M released a box score (compiled by hand) and since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Factors graph.


Box Score: Click to view the full Michigan box score

It’s not much of a surprise that Michigan dominated all four factors offensively as it scored 116 points in 89 possessions and more than doubled up Padova. Padova was able to hang around for part of the first quarter, but Michigan stifled them in the second half – holding them to just 16 points total.

Michigan’s offense did everything you would expect against below-average competition. The Wolverines shot 59% on twos and 39% on threes for a 59% effective field goal percentage. The turnover woes from the first game were mostly eradicated as Michigan gave the ball away on just 13% of its offensive trips and also grabbed 39% of its missed shots.  Michigan didn’t get to the free throw line often, but that was of little concern as it scored 1.30 points per trip. [click to continue…]

Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal lead Michigan to third Italian tour victory


Michigan knocked off Petrarca Padova, 116-52, for its third straight exhibition victory in Italy.

The Wolverines led 30-21 after the first quarter and managed to extend their lead to 63-36 by halftime before coasting to their easiest victory of the foreign tour. The Wolverines held Padova to just 18 points in the second half.

Zak Irvin poured in 18 points in the first half and finished with a team high 22 points for the game. Irvin was 9-of-16 from the floor and knocked down two triples and is averaging 22.3 points per game while shooting 69% from three-point range through three games.

“We’ve had three great games,” Irvin said after the win. “Each game we’re getting better. You can see it when we watch film, defensively we’re getting better. Our goal was to hold teams under 60 points and we were able to do that again tonight; then scoring 100 points is something special.”

Mark Donnal finished with a 20 point, 11 rebound double-double, bouncing back from a lackluster game in Michigan’s second outing. Donnal was 8-of-10 from the floor.

“We continue to show Mark and Ricky (Doyle) film so that they can get better,” Beilein said after the win. “I really don’t care what each one does; I care what they do collectively. Tonight was 29 points and almost 20 rebounds between the two of them. It would be too much to think about getting 20 and 20 from them, but if we needed to get double-figures, that’s a heck of a big man.”

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Photo Gallery: Michigan vs. Vicenza All-Stars

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Special thanks to Jeffery Kind for passing along these photos from Michigan’s exhibition win over the Vicenza All-Stars in Italy. [click to continue…]

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