Five Key Plays

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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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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Michigan 79, Rutgers 69 -15
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Five Key Plays: Rutgers at Michigan

Michigan enjoyed a comfortable 79-69 win over Rutgers on Saturday in the regular-season finale, and several players had big afternoons. Rather than focusing specifically on individual moments, today’s Five Key Plays highlights the improvements the Wolverines have made this season.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team twice couldn’t make game-clinching plays in Tuesday’s eventual 82-78 double overtime loss to Northwestern. While the result was disheartening, and, in many ways, emblematic of the 2014-15 season, there were several positives and learning situations for the Wolverines. We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Maryland

The Michigan basketball team stayed within striking distance for much of Saturday afternoon’s clash against Maryland, but the Terrapins ultimately pulled away late. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments in the Wolverines’ 66-56 loss.

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-22
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Five Key Plays: Ohio State at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team showed flashes of greatness, endured a seven-minute scoring drought and made crucial buckets down the stretch to topple Ohio State, 64-57, on Sunday afternoon. In Five Key Plays, we look at the biggest moments from the upset.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan State at Michigan

John Beilein said Michigan will “try to find every silver lining we can” following its 80-67 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center. With Five Key Plays, we look at what the Wolverines did well — and, overwhelmingly, break down what went wrong — in the rivalry defeat.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Illinois

Once again, the Michigan basketball team put itself in position for a key win, but once again, the Wolverines couldn’t close out the game. We look Michigan’s best moments from Thursday night’s loss to Illinois (including Aubrey Dawkins’ monster dunk) and examine what went wrong late.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Indiana

The Michigan basketball team suffered yet another painful defeat Sunday afternoon, falling to Indiana at Assembly Hall by just three points. In Five Key Plays, we look at what the Wolverines did to put themselves in a position to win, and at the moments that could’ve gone differently.

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Five Key Plays: Iowa at Michigan
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Five Key Plays: Iowa at Michigan

Michigan suffered a deflating loss to Iowa on Thursday, 72-54. We take a closer look at what went wrong for the Wolverines.

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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Michigan State
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Michigan State

The Michigan basketball team nearly pulled off the improbable, forcing overtime against Michigan State at the Breslin Center despite a pair of major injuries. We take a closer look at Sunday’s game, focusing mostly on the positives.

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Five Key Plays: Nebraska at Michigan
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Five Key Plays: Nebraska at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team toppled Nebraska, 58-44, on Tuesday night. How did such a young and injured squad earn the Wolverines’ first double-digit conference win of the year? We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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