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Video: John Beilein, Aubrey Dawkins and Mark Donnal preview Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team hopes to defend home court Saturday night when Northwestern visits the Crisler Center. John Beilein, Aubrey Dawkins and Mark Donnal met with media Friday afternoon to preview the game against the Wildcats. Beilein spoke about his team’s ‘dreadful’ assist numbers and the need to improve, while Dawkins and Donnal discussed their roles off the bench and how they’ve improved this year.

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Game 18: Northwestern at Michigan Preview

The Wolverines will look to put Tuesday’s disappointing blowout loss at Ohio State in the rear view mirror as they host Northwestern for a Saturday evening tilt at the Crisler Center.

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NBA Roundup: Trey Burke heating up

With five Michigan players drafted in the past two seasons, we’ve created the NBA roundup to track their progress throughout the season. This roundup focuses on Trey Burke’s recent hot streak, Tim Hardaway Jr.’s struggles and Nik Stauskas’ adjustment to the NBA.

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Captains say Michigan was in ‘coast mode’ against Ohio State

The circumstances certainly seemed beneficial to the young Wolverines, which would have less adversity to handle as they searched for their first Big Ten road win. But, following a 71-52 loss, captains Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht claimed the opposite.

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Game 17: Michigan at Ohio State Recap

After winning three of its first four Big Ten games, Tuesday’s trip to Columbus was supposed to be an opportunity for Michigan to prove how much it has improved since December. Instead, it was a harsh reminder of just how far the Wolverines have to go.

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John Beilein discusses effort, foul trouble during loss to Ohio State
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Video: After Ohio State loss, John Beilein says ‘nobody was very good today’

The Michigan basketball team didn’t play well Tuesday night, and John Beilein didn’t try to hide it. After the Wolverines fell to Ohio State, 71-52, Beilein said “nobody was very good today.” Watch Beilein’s postgame press conference and read select quotes after the jump.

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Thad Matta reacts to blowout win over Michigan
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Video: Thad Matta discusses second-half run, blowout win over Michigan

Thad Matta spoke with media about how the Buckeyes limited Caris LeVert, their defensive effort overall and what went into their second-half run that put the game away. Matta is now 10-1 against the Wolverines in games played at Value City Arena.

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Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht blame energy for 71 52 defeat at Ohio State
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Video: Caris LeVert, Spike Albrecht react to loss at Ohio State

Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after Michigan’s blowout loss at Ohio State. Michigan’s juniors discussed the Wolverines lack of energy and what went wrong after jumping out to a 14-13 lead. Watch their press conference after the jump.

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Game 17: Michigan at Ohio State Open Thread

Michigan puts its three-game winning streak on the line against Ohio State tonight as the Wolverines and Buckeyes are set from a 7:00 p.m. tip off at Value City Arena. Join the discussion in the comments section after the jump before, during and after tip-off this evening.

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State of the Blog: Thank you for your support

We’re wrapping up our fundraiser this week and wanted to formally thank everyone that made a donation, big or small, this winter.

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Game 17: Michigan at Ohio State Preview

Michigan heads to Columbus this evening as a heavy underdog, but with a golden opportunity to revive its season against Ohio State. The Buckeyes will lean on freshman phenom D’Angelo Russell, their transition offense and a shift back to man-to-man defense.

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