2015-16 Game 19

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Notebook: Michigan visiting red-hot Nebraska; Caris LeVert doubtful

For most of the season, the Michigan basketball team has looked more talented, cohesive and prepared to win than Nebraska.

But it doesn’t always matter who you play, it’s when you play them, and the Wolverines may be playing the Cornhuskers at the wrong time.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan 74, Minnesota 69
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Five Key Plays: Michigan 74, Minnesota 69

From the troublesome offense, to the misaligned defense to the crunch-time victory in the end, here are our five keys plays from Wednesday.

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Game 19: Minnesota at Michigan Recap

Michigan’s fourth Big Ten win of the year didn’t leave much to be excited about on Wednesday night.

“It’s a W,” John Beilein said after the victory. “We’ll take that W any day because it beats the alternative.”

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Video and Quotes: John Beilein recaps win over Minnesota

It was an ugly win for the Michigan basketball team, but the Wolverines (4- Big Ten, 14-5 overall) were happy to take down Minnesota, 74-69, and move on victorious nonetheless.

On a night where the offense struggled and the game ended up closer than it was supposed to, Michigan coach John Beilein broke down a quick Golden Gopher defense, Zak Irvin’s progress and more.

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Video: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin talk win over Minnesota

Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin met with the media after combining for 41 of Michigan’s 74 points in a win over Minnesota on Tuesday night. Irvin carried the load in the first half while Walton did the heavy lifting down the stretch as the junior class continued to step up in Caris LeVert’s absence.

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Video: Richard Pitino on loss at Michigan

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino was pleased with his team’s defensive effort at Michigan on Wednesday night. The Gophers fell to 0-7 in Big Ten play, but kept the margin within five points down the stretch.

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Final Horn: Michigan 74, Minnesota 69

Returning home to begin a four-game stretch that should be much easier than its previous three, the Michigan basketball team welcomed the sight of Minnesota to Crisler Center on Wednesday night.

Along with Rutgers, the Golden Gophers (0-7 Big Ten, 6-13 overall) are comfortably at the Big Ten’s cellar, and showed it Wednesday. Even though the Wolverines (4-2, 14-5) shot just 30 percent from 3-point range and had one of their worst offensive performances of the season, they held on to beat Minnesota, 74-69.

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Game 19: Minnesota at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan hosts Minnesota tonight as it looks to bounce back from Sunday’s loss at Iowa. Join the discussion in the comments section after the jump before, during and after tip-off this evening.

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Game 19: Minnesota at Michigan Preview

After one of the most difficult three game stretches of Michigan’s season, it finds a bit of schedule relief tonight against Minnesota. The Wolverines have beaten the Golden Gophers seven times in a row and in 11 of their last 12 matchups.

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Video: John Beilein, DJ Wilson, Moritz Wagner and Zak Irvin preview Minnesota

John Beilein, DJ Wilson, Moritz Wagner and Zak Irvin met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss Michigan’s upcoming home game against Minnesota.

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