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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Illinois

Michigan picked up its first conference road win of the 2015-16 season on Wednesday at Illinois. Here are Five Key Plays from the action.

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-15
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As quickly as he fell off, Mark Donnal surges back in win over Illinois

“We’ve been seeing him make progress, for some reason when people get on that scout team they just play,” said Michigan coach John Beilein. “He was picking-and-popping, knocking them down, going after the backboard.

“I just told him before the game, ‘You’ve had four hours (in practice) to prove that you can play in this game and you did.’ That’s the mentality I want our guys to have.”

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-27
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Recap

It wasn’t the toughest road game on Michigan’s schedule, but there are no bad road wins in the Big Ten.

The Wolverines rode a career-high 26-point, nine rebound performance from Mark Donnal and a dominant, yet seemingly routine, 22 point, 10 assist outing from Caris LeVert to their first win of the conference season.

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Michigan 78, Illinois 68-25
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 78, Illinois 68

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

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Video & Quotes: John Beilein talks win at Illinois

John Beilein was pleased with how his team reacted to a slow start against Illinois on the road. The Wolverines escaped Champaign with a ten-point win over the Illini to move to 1-0 in league play.

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Final Horn: Michigan 78, Illinois 68

Michigan started shaky on the road against Illinois and turned the ball over ten times in the first half, but bounced back in the second half to leave the State Farm Center with a 78-68 victory. Caris LeVert notched a double-double with 22 points and 10 assists while Mark Donnal led the Wolverines with 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Wolverines start the season 1-0 in league play.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -22
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Open Thread

Michigan tips off Big Ten play this afternoon at Illinois (3 p.m., ESPN2) in a rare mid-week matinee. Join the discussion in the open thread after the jump.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -1
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Game 14: Michigan at Illinois Preview

After a holiday season filled with cupcakes, Michigan will open Big Ten play this afternoon at Illinois.

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Michigan 96, Bryant 60-29
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Ready or not, Michigan travels to Illinois to open Big Ten play

With a 10-3 nonconference record behind it, Michigan will travel to Champaign to begin its new season against Illinois (8-5), and hope that it’s closer to being a finished product than before

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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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Spike Albrecht talks circus pass, blowout of Illinois
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Max Bielfeldt, Aubrey Dawkins and Zak Irvin talk win over Illinois

The Wolverines’ locker room was open after the win, and several players discussed the team’s impressive showing. Spike Albrecht talked about his circus behind-the-back pass, Aubrey Dawkins spoke on the nickname “Auto” following his 18-point performance, and Max Bielfeldt recapped a season that has seen him move from third-string to starter.

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Michigan 73, Illinois 55-11
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Michigan’s ‘eye-opening’ improvements on full display against Illinois

Even if Michigan fails to make the NIT or NCAA tournament — the road gets much more difficult Friday against top-seeded Wisconsin — the blowout of Illinois demonstrated once again how much the team has improved.

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