2014-15 Game 13

Best Photos of 2014 - #39
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Notebook: John Beilein says Michigan ‘can’t get down’ at Purdue

“Last year, we got off to an awful start,” Beilein said. “They had us down big. With the experience we had on that team, we came back and were able to win. I don’t think that can happen this time.”

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John Beilein previews Purdue, discusses riding the momentum from Illinois win
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Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert preview Purdue

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, and guards Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert met with media Friday to preview their team’s first conference road game, an afternoon contest against Purdue in West Lafayette. The coach discussed the challenges of playing on the road in the Big Ten, how Ricky Doyle has improved in practice, and what to expect defensively against the Boilermakers’ dominant interior.

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Illinois 5 Key Plays
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Five Key Plays: Illinois at Michigan

After falling behind early, Michigan stormed back to force overtime and earn a 73-65 win in its Big Ten opener. We break down the decisive moments in the game in Five Key Plays.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -7
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Aubrey Dawkins steals the show in Big Ten opener

On an afternoon in which Jim Harbaugh was introduced to a sellout Crisler Center crowd, a little-known freshman backup stole the show. Aubrey Dawkins sank six three-pointers as his team-high 20 points paced the Michigan basketball team to a crucial 73-65 win over Illinois in both teams’ Big Ten opener.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -15
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Game 13: Illinois at Michigan Recap

Today it was six possessions from Aubrey Dawkins that seemed to change everything. Dawkins — the same player that had made just 6-of-18 shots all season — came off the bench and made six of seven three-point attempts for a career-high 20 points. The Wolverines needed every single one of them as they came back from a 13 point deficit in the final 11 minutes of the second half to escape with an overtime win over Illinois.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -24
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 73, Illinois 65

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

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -17
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein says Dawkins’ play ‘very encouraging’ in comeback

In the second most-watched press conference of the day, Beilein discussed Dawkins and Doyle’s performances, using the zone defense and more.

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Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin talk key Illinois win
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Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin talk key Illinois win

Michigan freshman Aubrey Dawkins discussed his 6-for-7 afternoon from three-point range, while Caris LeVert (19 points) spoke on his health.

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Jim Groce talks 13-point collapse, loss to Michigan
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Video: John Groce says Illini unprepared for Aubrey Dawkins onslaught

Illinois squandered a double-digit lead Tuesday in its loss to Michigan, and Illini coach John Groce was quick to praise Aubrey Dawkins and the Wolverines for the comeback. See Groce’s analysis of what Michigan did well in the second half after the jump.

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Michigan 72, Coppin State 56-14
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Game 13: Illinois at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan tips off Big Ten play this afternoon as Jim Harbaugh is introduced as Michigan’s new football coach. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on ESPN2 and you can join the open thread in the comments section before, during and after the game.

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