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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Arizona

On Saturday night, No. 3 Arizona embarrassed the Michigan basketball team, 80-53, and it wasn’t pretty. How did it fall apart so quickly?

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Blowout loss at Arizona is a “great reality check for everyone”

It wasn’t an ideal response from a team that needed an encouraging performance following losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan. Rather, the Wolverines were outclassed in nearly every facet of the game. John Beilein called the loss a ‘reality check’ and a reminder of how much work his young team still has to do.

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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Recap

Limping and slumping, Michigan ran head first into a buzz saw at the McKale Center in Tucson on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines were met by a bigger, stronger, more athletic and simply better opponent. While Michigan was able to hold on for parts of the first half, trailing by just 11 points at the break, eventually the Wildcats ran the Wolverines out of the gym for an 80-53 victory.

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John Beilein reacts to blow out loss at Arizona
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Video: John Beilein reacts to blow out loss at Arizona

John Beilein met with reporters outside Michigan’s locker room after the Wolverines suffered a 27 points loss to the Arizona Wildcats. Beilein praised the Wildcats and preached patince, emphasizing that his young Michigan team needs time to grow.

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Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona
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Video: Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert talk loss at Arizona

Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert met with the media after Michigan’s 27 point loss at Arizona on Saturday afternoon. The Michigan players were humbled by the defeat and Walton thought Michigan’s defense was more to blame than its offense for the blow out loss.

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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Open Thread

Michigan and No. 3 ranked Arizona are set to tip-off at 5:25 p.m. (ESPN) in Tucson, AZ this afternoon. Join the discussion in our open thread before, during and after the game.

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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Preview

After losing to NJIT and Eastern Michigan back-to-back, Michigan is rewarded with a matchup against No. 3 Arizona. The Wildcats beat the Wolverines in the Crisler Center around the same time last year and boasted one of the most talented rosters in the country.

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Opposition Q&A: Adam Butler on Michigan-Arizona

Adam Butler of PacHoops.com agreed to answer some questions about Arizona ahead of Michigan’s matchup with the Wildcats on Saturday afternoon. Butler discussed how this year’s Wildcat team differs from last year’s group and what Michigan might have to do to escape with an upset win in Tucson.

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Eastern Michigan 45, Michigan 42-21
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Notebook: Spike Albrecht to ‘tough it out’ this season despite injury

Instead of choosing to operate on the injury during the offseason, Albrecht opted to “delay it and do as best he can with it this year,” Beilein explained. However, surgery is an option the guard will revisit after the season ends.

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Video: John Beilein, Michigan players talk Arizona, Spike Albrecht injury
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Video: John Beilein, Michigan players talk Arizona, Spike Albrecht injury

On Thursday afternoon, John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Ricky Doyle met with media to preview the Wolverines’ game against Arizona. The coach discussed how Albrecht is dealing with an unspecified lower-body injury that will nag him the entire season.

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