2014-15 Game 14

Five Key Plays - Michigan at Purdue
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Purdue

Michigan suffered its first first Big Ten loss on Saturday as it let a modest halftime lead turn into a double-digit defeat at Purdue. For a closer look at what went wrong, check out our Five Key Plays from the loss.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-21
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Second half mistakes doom Michigan at Purdue

Saturday afternoon, the Michigan basketball team put on a clinic of how not to win a basketball game on the road.

After Zak Irvin made a tough jumper 45 seconds into the second half, the Wolverines went nearly 13 minutes without a field goal, missing 13 consecutive shots in the process. They finished the period with a 23 eFG%.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-7
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Game 14: Michigan at Purdue Recap

Michigan scratched and clawed its way to an eight point half time lead in West Lafayette on Saturday afternoon and looked like it had a chance to escape Mackey Arena with a critical road win. But in the second half, the offensive nightmares of mid-December returned as Michigan sputtered its way to a dreadful 18 points in 33 second half possessions.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-19
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Video: John Beilein ‘saw some heads go down’ in loss at Purdue

Michigan fell to Purdue, 64-51, and John Beilein called out his team’s mental toughness in his postgame comments. Watch Beilein’s presser and read assorted quotes after the jump.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-12
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Photo Gallery: Purdue 64, Michigan 51

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

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-26
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Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht react to loss at Purdue

Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after their humbling defeat at Purdue on Saturday afternoon. Watch the press conference after the jump.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-15
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Video: Matt Painter says Wolverines ‘didn’t get into their rhythm’ as Purdue rolls

Purdue’s Matt Painter thought Michigan might make a run similar to its comeback against Illinois, and the coach was surprised it never materialized.

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Game 14: Michigan at Purdue Open Thread

Michigan’s first road game of the Big Ten season tips off at 2:15 p.m. today on the Big Ten Network. The Wolverines will be looking to make it four straight wins at Mackey Arena, but are hoping to not fall behind early this time around. Purdue’s heavy reliance on post-up offense should be a difficult challenge for Michigan’s below-average post-up defense.

Join the open thread in the comments section after the jump before during and after the game.

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Game 14: Michigan at Purdue Preview

Michigan heads to West Lafayette tomorrow for its first Big Ten road game of the season (Saturday, 2:15 p.m.). Purdue should provide a difficult matchup for the Wolverines as the Boilermakers are more reliant on post-up offense than any other team in the Big Ten.

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