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Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Kentucky

1) Nik Stauskas delivers for Michigan in the first half Michigan’s 75-72 loss to Kentucky in the Elite Eight didn’t have a happy ending, but it was still a great game and there were plenty of highlights. In the first half, Michigan’s offense revolved around Nik Stauskas — the sophomore scored 18 points in the […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Tennessee

1) Glenn Robinson III plays strong in one-on-one situations early In the days leading up to its 73-71 victory over Tennessee in the Sweet Sixteen, Michigan players heard much of the same talk they heard going into their matchup with Texas one round earlier: the Volunteers are bigger and stronger, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Texas

1) Michigan pushes the pace early For the first eight and a half minutes of Michigan’s 79-65 victory over Texas on Saturday, there was no whistle. The Wolverines and Longhorns went back and forth and this sequence was a perfect illustration of what usually resulted from each team’s respective trips down the court. Glenn Robinson […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Wofford

1) Michigan goes on 10-2 run in the first half Michigan’s 57-40 round of 64 victory over Wofford on Thursday didn’t feature many highlights. About midway through the first half, both teams were scoring at a snail’s pace — the Wolverines scored only nine points on 12 possessions but still held a three-point lead. But […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Ohio State

1) Michigan pushes first-half lead to 16 points This first half of Michigan’s 72-69 victory over Ohio State in the semifinal game of the Big Ten Tournament was eerily similar to its win over Illinois just one game before. In both games, the Wolverines started off extremely hot — followed by an abrupt cool-off later […]

Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Illinois

1) Michigan closes out the half strong We’re picking things up late because Michigan’s 64-63 victory over Illinois on Friday afternoon went down to the wire. Before these three plays occurred, Illinois had played the Wolverines very tight for the first half. The Illini got into the lane at will on Michigan from the start, […]

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