2015-16 Game 14

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Illinois

Michigan picked up its first conference road win of the 2015-16 season on Wednesday at Illinois. Here are Five Key Plays from the action.

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-15
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As quickly as he fell off, Mark Donnal surges back in win over Illinois

“We’ve been seeing him make progress, for some reason when people get on that scout team they just play,” said Michigan coach John Beilein. “He was picking-and-popping, knocking them down, going after the backboard.

“I just told him before the game, ‘You’ve had four hours (in practice) to prove that you can play in this game and you did.’ That’s the mentality I want our guys to have.”

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-27
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Recap

It wasn’t the toughest road game on Michigan’s schedule, but there are no bad road wins in the Big Ten.

The Wolverines rode a career-high 26-point, nine rebound performance from Mark Donnal and a dominant, yet seemingly routine, 22 point, 10 assist outing from Caris LeVert to their first win of the conference season.

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-25
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 78, Illinois 68

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

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Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks win at Illinois

John Beilein was pleased with how his team reacted to a slow start against Illinois on the road. The Wolverines escaped Champaign with a ten-point win over the Illini to move to 1-0 in league play.

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Final Horn: Michigan 78, Illinois 68

Michigan started shaky on the road against Illinois and turned the ball over ten times in the first half, but bounced back in the second half to leave the State Farm Center with a 78-68 victory. Caris LeVert notched a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists while Mark Donnal led the Wolverines with 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Wolverines start the season 1-0 in league play.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -22
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Open Thread

Michigan tips off Big Ten play this afternoon at Illinois (3 p.m., ESPN2) in a rare mid-week matinee. Join the discussion in the open thread after the jump.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -1
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Preview

After a holiday season filled with cupcakes, Michigan will open Big Ten play this afternoon at Illinois.

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