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Five Key Plays: Illinois at Michigan

After falling behind early, Michigan stormed back to force overtime and earn a 73-65 win in its Big Ten opener. We break down the decisive moments in the game in Five Key Plays.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -7
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Aubrey Dawkins steals the show in Big Ten opener

On an afternoon in which Jim Harbaugh was introduced to a sellout Crisler Center crowd, a little-known freshman backup stole the show. Aubrey Dawkins sank six three-pointers as his team-high 20 points paced the Michigan basketball team to a crucial 73-65 win over Illinois in both teams’ Big Ten opener.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -15
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Game 13: Illinois at Michigan Recap

Today it was six possessions from Aubrey Dawkins that seemed to change everything. Dawkins — the same player that had made just 6-of-18 shots all season — came off the bench and made six of seven three-point attempts for a career-high 20 points. The Wolverines needed every single one of them as they came back from a 13 point deficit in the final 11 minutes of the second half to escape with an overtime win over Illinois.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -24
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 73, Illinois 65

All photos by Dustin Johnston. Full gallery after the jump.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) -17
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein says Dawkins’ play ‘very encouraging’ in comeback

In the second most-watched press conference of the day, Beilein discussed Dawkins and Doyle’s performances, using the zone defense and more.

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Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin talk key Illinois win
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Video: Aubrey Dawkins, Caris LeVert and Zak Irvin talk key Illinois win

Michigan freshman Aubrey Dawkins discussed his 6-for-7 afternoon from three-point range, while Caris LeVert (19 points) spoke on his health.

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Jim Groce talks 13-point collapse, loss to Michigan
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Video: John Groce says Illini unprepared for Aubrey Dawkins onslaught

Illinois squandered a double-digit lead Tuesday in its loss to Michigan, and Illini coach John Groce was quick to praise Aubrey Dawkins and the Wolverines for the comeback. See Groce’s analysis of what Michigan did well in the second half after the jump.

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Michigan 72, Coppin State 56-14
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Game 13: Illinois at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan tips off Big Ten play this afternoon as Jim Harbaugh is introduced as Michigan’s new football coach. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on ESPN2 and you can join the open thread in the comments section before, during and after the game.

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Michigan 72, Coppin State 56-24
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Festivities aside, Michigan understands importance of Big Ten opener

John Beilein explained he has a long laundry list of things Michigan needs to improve on because of how thin the line is between success and failure.
“I guess what stuck out is how fragile a team can be,” Beilein said. “I’ve tried to put things into perspective, of not just us, but basketball in general.”

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Michigan 72, Coppin State 56-23
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Notebook: Several Wolverines still injured, Zak Irvin working on shot

John Beilein said Monday afternoon that the Wolverines have been taking extra precautions with “three or four” players during practice because they’re still not at 100% while sophomore wing Zak Irvin made some tweaks to his shooting form over Christmas break.

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Zak Irvin discusses improving his shot, start of Big Ten play
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Video: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle preview Rayvonte Rice and Illinois

Zak Irvin and Ricky Doyle met with media Monday afternoon to preview the Michigan basketball team’s game against Illinois. They discussed improvements made over break, the Big Ten season and more.

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John Beilein previews Illinois, discusses football and more
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Video: John Beilein discusess Illinois, football coaching search

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein met with media Monday afternoon to discuss his team’s upcoming Big Ten opener against Illinois. He gave injury updates for Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton and DJ Wilson, and he discussed the University’s search for its next football coach.

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