All-Access Video: Game Day Prep with Bacari Alexander

We followed Michigan Basketball assistant coach Bacari Alexander throughout the week as the team prepared for its home game against Arkansas Pine Bluff on Wednesday evening. Alexander discusses the team’s performance to date, what lies ahead for the Wolverines and provides some insight into his family life:

Make sure to read this week’s featured post on my personal blog, Goodness Determined, titled “Breaking News: Someone is Waiting for Your Story,”. You can follow the blog to learn what’s coming next for IMU.

Game 10: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan Recap

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There’s nothing quite like a mid-December finals week guarantee game. This one was never in doubt but it was a far from aesthetically pleasing get-me-over performance. Michigan opened the game on a 34-8 run and Pine Bluff failed to reach double digits until there were under four minutes to play in the first half. The most exciting play of the opening was a hard screen that led to a Burke buzzer beater and you could count Pine Bluff’s first half field goals on one hand. The game was effectively over at half time but Michigan’s lackadaisical second half performance – Pine Bluff outscored the Wolverines by 13  in the second stanza – left much to be desired. In spite of a comedy of second half errors, Michigan moved on with a 63-50 victory.

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John Beilein addressed the media after Michigan’s 63-50 victory on Tuesday. During the conference, he noted that Tim Hardaway Jr. should be fine after taking a hard fall while Jon Horford’s injury status is still up in the air going forward. Watch Beilein’s comments in the embedded media player below:

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Matt Vogrich, Trey Burke and Zack Novak met with the media after Michigan’s 63-50 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. Watch their video interviews in the embedded media players below:

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Game 10: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan Open Thread

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It’s final exam season in Ann Arbor and the Wolverines welcome Arkansas Pine Bluff to Crisler Arena this evening. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. eastern and the game will be televised on ESPNU or online at ESPN3.com.

Join in the discussion below to share your predictions, in game comments and post game analysis.

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Game 10: Arkansas Pine Bluff at Michigan Preview

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Who: Arkansas Pine-Bluff (1-5) at No. 18 Michigan (7-2) Arkansas-Pine-Bluff-Golden-Lions[1]
Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI
When: 7:00 p.m. ET, December 13th, 2011
TV: ESPNU / ESPN3
Radio: MGoBlue / WWJ (950AM),  WWWW (102.9 FM), Sirius 94, XM 192
Preview: Pick to Click / B10 Teleconference

After opening the year with a pair of snooze-worthy games, Michigan’s non-conference slate has actually been fairly robust. The Wolverines have faced their fair share of challenges through a month of basketball. Michigan has already played several games on the road or at neutral sites, played in marquee games versus Duke or Memphis and has played very few games against the dregs of Division I basketball. However, all good things must come to an end and Michigan is prepared to head into final exam season. The first tune up game of this stretch comes against Arkansas Pine Bluff, a team that’s logo might be more exciting than its statistical profile.

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