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UMHoops Best of 2014-15 -28
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Notebook: Lindy’s Sports picks Michigan fifth in Big Ten, Spike Albrecht back on the floor

Michigan is ranked 33rd in Lindy’s upcoming preseason magazine and is picked fifth in the Big Ten. Spike Albrecht is back on the floor after hip surgeries this summer while Caris LeVert is the lone senior projected in the first round of the NBA Draft.

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Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 20-16

With the official start of practice less than two months away, Inside the Hall and UM Hoops have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2015-2016 season. Today’s post features players 20-16 and features the first Michigan player.

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Report Card 2015: Derrick Walton

Derrick Walton’s sophomore season was plagued by injuries, but what’s next for Michigan’s starting point guard?

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Video: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Derrick Walton talk loss to Badgers
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Video: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Derrick Walton talk loss to Badgers

Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Derrick Walton discussed Michigan’s loss to Wisconsin on Friday and also looked back on Michigan’s disappointing season while touching on their plans this summer. Watch their post game reactions after the jump.

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Caris Levert talks injury, NBA
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Video: Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton talk injuries, future

Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton spoke about their injury rehab and what the future might hold for them. Derrick Walton warmed up again before Michigan’s win over Illinois, but wasn’t cleared to play as he was still experiencing pain in his foot. He’ll be a game time decision for Michigan’s game against Wisconsin.

LeVert discussed his injury time frame and what it might mean for his future. He spoke about the decision of entering the draft or returning to school and when he hopes to make a decision.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-7
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Notebook: Max Bielfeldt to start on Senior Day, Derrick Walton ‘doubtful’ for Big Ten Tournament

Michigan’s lone senior wasn’t supposed to be playing his last game at the Crisler Center until next year. A reclassification means the center’s time in Ann Arbor will end Saturday, but it comes with quite the perk: Max Bielfeldt will start against Rutgers and likely command a majority of minutes at his position.

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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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