Defense

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2013-14 SeasonMailbag  

Mailbag: LeVert’s defense, defending Stauskas, pick-and-roll, Morgan’s legacy

Scott Mapes Alex: I get in constant disagreements with a friend of mine about LeVert’s defense. I think he is good defensively, overall. He thinks LeVert plays little/no defense at all. So what is your […]

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2013-14 Season  

Early concerns with Michigan’s defense

Yesterday we looked at Michigan’s offense and where the Wolverines need to improve. Today, we take a closer look at the Michigan defense and what problems have presented themselves in early season play. We focus […]

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2013-14 Season  

2013-14 Preview: Big Ten’s Best Defenders

As the 2013-14 season nears, we run down some of the best players in the Big Ten by specialty. Today, we continue with the league’s top ten defenders (returning players only). Previously: Best Rebounders, Best Newcomers As […]

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2012-2013 SeasonAnalysis  

Examining the Defense: Ball screens and zone

Michigan’s defense is the primary concern after a frustrating five game stretch. The Wolverines have seen their offensive production hit occasional snags but their defensive performance has plummeted consistently. Most recently, the league’s worst offense, […]

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2012-2013 Season  

What’s wrong with Michigan?

Dustin Johnston Perspective is paramount over the course of a 30-something game college basketball season. Managing to maintain perspective without getting caught up in the highs and lows of the last game is idealistic at […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Notebook: Patience and defense required to win at Wisconsin

Dustin Johnston Death, taxes and Wisconsin near the top of the Big Ten. Wisconsin’s success has been one of the conference’s most reliable assumptions for the past decade or so. This year, however, with a […]

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2012-2013 Season  

Mailbag: Minnesota, Defensive Philosophies, Stopping Trey Burke & More

Dustin Johnston The UM Hoops Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted (@umhoops), e-mailed or sent via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can.  @dangerdav: To counter Minnesota’s big frontline, should the […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Progress Report: Early Big Ten Vitals, Other Thoughts

Michigan has only played four Big Ten games but we’ve learned as much or more about this team during the first two weeks of Big Ten play than we did over two months of non-conference […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Pre-Conference Thoughts: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Before this season began, many speculated the situation was set up to be a disappointment similar to 2010. Michigan was ranked in the top 20, traveling to a prominent preseason tournament and relying on a […]

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2011-2012 Season  

Twitter Mailbag: McGary, Novak, Defense and More

From @MichiganPrepStars: What are the chances of Michigan landing Mitch McGary and/or Gary Harris if at all? Michigan has a shot at McGary. The Wolverines have already landed an unofficial visit, made McGary’s top six […]

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