2014-15 Game 29

Northwestern 5 Key Plays
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team twice couldn’t make game-clinching plays in Tuesday’s eventual 82-78 double overtime loss to Northwestern. While the result was disheartening, and, in many ways, emblematic of the 2014-15 season, there were several positives and learning situations for the Wolverines. We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-25
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Recap

Michigan and Northwestern played 50 minutes of thrilling basketball on Tuesday evening, but it was 50 minutes filled with the mistakes that you would expect from teams hovering around .500 in the final week of the regular season.

For a shorthanded Michigan team that has suffered through so many heartbreaking defeats already this season, this one might have been the worst. Despite playing 39 minutes of great basketball, the Wolverines failed again and again to close out the game.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-21
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Photo Gallery: Northwestern 82, Michigan 78 (2OT)

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

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-29
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread

Michigan and Northwestern are set to tip-off at 9 p.m. from Welsh-Ryan Arena this evening in the final week of the Big Ten regular season. Join in the open thread before, during and after the game as Michigan tries to stay above .500.

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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Preview

Northwestern has lost quite a few games since the last meeting — the loss in Ann Arbor was game four of a 10 game losing streak — but it also put together its longest Big Ten winning streak in decades. The Wildcats four-game winning streak was sent hurtling back to reality on Saturday with a 26 point loss at Illinois, but it’s clear there’s a different energy around Chris Collins’ program headed down the stretch.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Notebook: John Beilein says disappointing season like ‘starting all over’

“I think with all our coaches, we get frustrated because we know we’re close, but trying to get that next level of achievement from them is difficult to do,” he said. “You’re just right there, either make that shot or make that pass or don’t throw that pass down there, get it up here. The only thing we do is just stay patient with it and continue to work on skill level.”

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John Beilein discusses difficult season, previews Northwestern
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Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt preview Northwestern

John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt met with media Monday afternoon to preview Michigan’s upcoming game against Northwestern. Beilein spoke about the frustrations he’s endured this season, while Beilfeldt talked about his final regular-season games with Michigan and Albrecht discussed how his teammates have improved.

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Spike Albrecht after Maryland
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Zak Irvin react to loss at Maryland

Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin met with the media after Michigan’s ten point loss at Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Both players tallied a team-high 15 points in the defeat, but weren’t able to help Michigan come back from its early deficit.

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-9
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Game 28: Michigan at Maryland Open Thread

Michigan and Maryland are set for an early noon tipoff this afternoon in College Park, MD. The Wolverines will be looking to build off of their biggest win of the season, last Sunday against Ohio State, while the Terrapins will be hoping to keep the pressure on Wisconsin at the top of the Big Ten.

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-21
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Notebook: Maryland’s Melo Trimble ‘plays like a senior;’ Derrick Walton will travel

John Beilein previewed Michigan’s upcoming road test at Maryland on Friday afternoon. The Wolverine head coach discussed the matchup difficulties with Melo Trimble, Derrick Walton’s improving health and Caris LeVert’s NBA feedback process during his press conference.

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