John Beilein recaps Michigan win over Illinois
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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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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-11
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Michigan’s ‘eye-opening’ improvements on full display against Illinois

Even if Michigan fails to make the NIT or NCAA tournament — the road gets much more difficult Friday against top-seeded Wisconsin — the blowout of Illinois demonstrated once again how much the team has improved.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-13
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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Recap

Michigan looked happy to have a fresh start. Playing to keep its season alive for another day, the Wolverines blew out Illinois at the United Center on Thursday afternoon. The offense flowed as well as it had all season and the defense was engaged for 40 minutes as the Wolverines dismantled an Illinois team that needed to win to make the NCAA tournament.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-15
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Caris LeVert mulling future as recovery continues

Michigan’s guard, who is projected as a first-round pick if he were declare for the NBA Draft, says he’ll wait until the April 27th deadline to decide whether he’ll return for his senior season.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-26
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 73, Illinois 55

All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-9
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Transcript: John Beilein, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Aubrey Dawkins and Zak Irvin recap win over 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. Read their comments in the transcript after the jump.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -16
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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Open Thread

Michigan and Illinois face off this afternoon with hopes of keeping their seasons alive. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. (eastern) at the United Center in Chicago and the game will be broadcast on BTN. Join in the open thread before, during and after today’s tip-off in Chicago.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-7
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Draft Watch: Caris LeVert still projected in first round

Caris LeVert hasn’t played since re-injuring his foot in the waning moments of Michigan’s 56-54 victory over Northwestern on January 17th, but he’ll a critical decision to make about his future in the coming weeks and months. Here’s the latest on LeVert’s NBA Draft stock.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -21
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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Preview

Basics Who: No. 9 Michigan (15-15, 8-10 B1G) vs. No. 8 Illinois (19-12, 9-9 B1G) Where: United Center (Chicago, IL) When: 12:00 p.m., March 12th, 2015 TV: BTN Radio: 950 AM, 1050AM Michigan and Illinois […]

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Report: Michigan offers Moritz Wagner

Michigan extended a scholarship offer to 6-foot-9 German forward Moritz Wagner during his official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.

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Michigan 79, Rutgers 69 -30
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Notebook: Wolverines ‘going for it all’ in Big Ten tournament

With the Michigan basketball team’s NCAA tournament hopes clinging to the barest of threads, John Beilein decided against showing his team too much film from its first two games against Illinois. Instead, he reminded them of the 2011 Big East tournament, when ninth-seeded Connecticut strung together five wins in as many days to claim their conference title before winning six more in the NCAA tournament to win a National Championship.

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