Big Ten Tournament 2015

Wisconsin 5 Key Plays
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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

A loss to Wisconsin on Friday afternoon in the third round of the Big Ten tournament keeps Michigan squarely on the NIT bubble. In Five Key Plays, we take a closer look at the Wolverines’ near-upset, which ultimately ended in an 11-point defeat.

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Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 -3
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Zak Irvin’s double-double another step forward from sophomore, who has ‘grown like crazy’

Irvin scored 21 points against the Badgers, marking his seventh consecutive contest in double-digits. Perhaps more importantly, he had three assists, three steals and 11 rebounds, evidence of the improvements he has made.

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John Beilein after Wisconsin
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks foul situation, team’s future following Wisconsin loss

After the potential season-ending loss, Beilein met with media to recap the growth he has seen from his team, their NIT aspirations and more.

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Spike Albrecht talks emotional loss to Wisconsin
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman talk Big Ten tournament exit

Michigan’s locker room was open following the team’s 71-60 loss to Wisconsin in the third round of the Big Ten tournament. Spike Albrecht discussed the emotional defeat, while Muhammad Ali-Abdur-Rahkman and Max Bielfeldt talked about the Wolverines’ desire to continue their season in the NIT.

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Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 -18
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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Recap

Michigan didn’t have enough to beat Wisconsin on Friday, but once more it showed that it should have the pieces to be formidable next year.

The Wolverines played Wisconsin to a 54-54 tie for 34 minutes, but – as we’ve seen all season – just couldn’t finish off their bigger, older and better opponent. Wisconsin answered Michigan’s valiant effort and closed the game on a 17-6 run and potentially ended Michigan’s season.

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Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 -3
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Michigan hopeful for NIT berth; John Beilein calls tournament a ‘great experience’

Michigan is squarely on the NIT bubble, and there isn’t much precedent for a .500 team to earn an invitation, but John Beilein said he hopes the committee looks beyond the 16-16 record.

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Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60 -13
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Photo Gallery: Wisconsin 71, Michigan 60

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

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Transcript: John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht discuss loss to Wisconsin

John Beilein, Zak Irvin and Spike Albrecht were on the podium after Michigan’s loss to Wisconsin. Read their full comments in the transcript after the jump.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-5
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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Wisconsin Open Thread

Michigan and Wisconsin are set for a noon (eastern) tip-off at the United Center today.Michigan will hope to build off of momentum it built in a blowout win over Illinois, but will be facing the class of the conference. Join the discussion in the open thread after the jump.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois
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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois

Michigan cruised to a 73-55 win over Illinois on Thursday afternoon, dominating in virtually every facet to secure a berth in the third round of the Big Ten tournament. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments of the 18-point blowout, which again showcased the Wolverines’ improvements this season.

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