Derrick Walton

Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Notebook: John Beilein says disappointing season like ‘starting all over’

“I think with all our coaches, we get frustrated because we know we’re close, but trying to get that next level of achievement from them is difficult to do,” he said. “You’re just right there, either make that shot or make that pass or don’t throw that pass down there, get it up here. The only thing we do is just stay patient with it and continue to work on skill level.”

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-21
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Notebook: Maryland’s Melo Trimble ‘plays like a senior;’ Derrick Walton will travel

John Beilein previewed Michigan’s upcoming road test at Maryland on Friday afternoon. The Wolverine head coach discussed the matchup difficulties with Melo Trimble, Derrick Walton’s improving health and Caris LeVert’s NBA feedback process during his press conference.

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Michigan 54, Iowa 72-8
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Notebook: John Beilein says Michigan ‘scrambling’ to move forward

“We are scrambling just to find some ways to move forward as a program and still win the next game,” he said. “Some of it will work, but you just can’t sit there and do nothing.”

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Video: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Max Bielfeldt talk overtime loss to Wisconsin
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Video: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Max Bielfeldt talk overtime loss to Wisconsin

Zak Irvin knew the shot was good from the moment it left Derrick Walton’s hands. But despite the sophomore guard’s three-pointer to force overtime, the Michigan basketball team fell to Wisconsin, 69-64, on Saturday night. After the game, Walton spoke about the dramatic shot, and Max Bielfeldt discussed the solid performances from the Wolverines’ three centers. Meanwhile, Irvin said Michigan doesn’t believe in moral victories.

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Michigan 62, Minnesota 57 - #20
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Derrick Walton breaks out in win over Minnesota

Whether it be lingering effects from his toe injury, growing pains as his role expanded or simply a lack of confidence, Derrick Walton just hadn’t looked like himself for much of this season. That seemed to change Saturday afternoon during Michigan’s 62-57 win over Minnesota. The sophomore guard dominated the second half with 13 points and finished the game with 15 — his highest scoring output since Dec. 6 against NJIT.

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Videos: Doyle, Albrecht, Walton and Irvin discuss clutch plays in comeback win
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Video: Doyle, Albrecht, Walton and Irvin discuss clutch plays in comeback win

Ricky Doyle, Derrick Walton, Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin met with media following Michigan’s 62-57 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. Doyle talked about his alley-oop from Walton that helped clinch the victory, while Albrecht spoke on his gritty and emotional play in the second half. All four discussed how the Wolverines’ 1-3-1 zone helped rattle the Gophers and made the comeback win possible.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -18
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Video: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton recap win at Penn State

Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton were available for the media after Michigan’s nine point win at Penn State. Michigan’s ‘big three’ combined for 47 points and were the only Wolverines to reach double figures in the victory. Watch the interview in the embedded media player after the jump.

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Michigan 72, Coppin State 56-20
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Following Derrick Walton’s pregame message, quick start paces Wolverines over Coppin State

“Right before the tip, I kinda huddled the guys up and said, ‘Continue to love the game. That’s the reason you play. Go out there and have fun,’ ” Walton recalled.

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Video: Derrick Walton, Ricky Doyle discuss win over Coppin State
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Video: Derrick Walton, Ricky Doyle discuss win over Coppin State

Derrick Walton said he gave his team a message before tip to help ensure the Wolverines ended their four-game losing streak while Ricky Doyle added a career-high 16 points. Watch both players post-game interviews after the jump.

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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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Video: Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton react to Eastern Michigan upset
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton react to Eastern Michigan upset

Derrick Walton and Spike Albrecht spoke on how Michigan will react from another disappointing home loss.

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Video: Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton discuss loss to NJIT
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Video: Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton discuss loss to NJIT

Michigan guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton met with media following the Wolverines’ 72-70 loss to NJIT on Saturday afternoon.

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