Tagged: Five Key Plays

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Villanova

Villanova handed Michigan its first loss of the season late Tuesday night, 60-55. The Wolverines recovered after a painful first half for a thrilling finish that came down to the final seconds. Here are Five Key Plays from the Legends Classic final. 1) Michigan breaks out of slump with 7-0 run early in second half […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Oregon

Michigan never trailed Monday night at the Barclays Center, but it needed a late run to survive a stiff challenge from Oregon. Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ win in the Progressive Legends Classic semifinal. 1) Zak Irvin showcases expanded skills in first half Zak Irvin finished with a team-high 19 points, and he […]

Five Key Plays: Detroit at Michigan

Michigan pulled away from Detroit in the final minutes Thursday night to claim a 72-61 win. Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ first close game of the year. 1) In-and-out threes highlight poor shooting start The Wolverines shot just 10-of-29 (34.5%) in the first half, and they entered the break down 28-27. The […]

Five Key Plays: Bucknell at Michigan

Michigan had no difficulties dispatching Bucknell on Monday, jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead en route to a 77-53 win. Zak Irvin paced the Wolverines with 23 points, while Max Bielfeldt scored 18, a career-high. Here are five key plays from the win. 1) Michigan opens game with five defensive stops After falling into an […]

Five Key Plays: Hillsdale at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team ran away from Hillsdale on Saturday for a 92-68 win. Here are Five Key Plays from the Wolverines’ season opener. 1) Stedman Lowry paces Hillsdale to 15-6 lead Derrick Walton said Hillsdale “hit us in the mouth” early in Saturday’s regular-season opener. The Chargers jumped out to a 15-6 lead courtesy of […]

Five Key Plays: Wayne State at Michigan

1. Strong transition play leads to easy baskets On a night when Michigan shot just 31.8% (7-of-22) from 3-point range and looked raw offensively, the Wolverines still scored 1.26 points per possession against Wayne State because of their ability to get out in transition. Michigan did a tremendous job forcing live ball turnovers, but also starting the fastbreak off […]

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