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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Recap

This space almost universally focuses on basketball minutiae and the statistical nitty-gritty of a given Michigan game, but stats and analysis never felt less relevant than on Thursday afternoon in the Verizon Center, watching warmups and listening to stories about Michigan’s airplane evacuation that occurred less than 24 hours earlier.

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Video: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Moritz Wagner recap plane evacuation

Michigan’s players were emotional as they looked back on yesterday’s airplane incident while celebrating a Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois.

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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Open Thread

Michigan made it to Washington D.C. this morning via a Delta jet used to fly NBA teams with ample first class accommodations. The Wolverines landed at 8:51 a.m. and arrived at the Verizon Center at 10:40 a.m.. Tip-off has been pushed back to 12:20 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

Join the discussion in this thread before, during and after today’s afternoon tip-off.

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Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Illinois Preview

Michigan opens the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois on Thursday afternoon (noon, BTN), here’s what to expect.

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Notes and Quotes: Big Ten Tournament Preview

John Beilein and John Groce previewed their Big Ten Tournament matchup.

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Michigan defense answers the challenge in ‘street fight’ vs. Illinois

“I thought that was as hard as we played on defense all year,” John Beilein said.

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DJ Wilson sparks Michigan with complete performance

“I thought (Wilson) was absolutely terrific today,” Groce said after the game. “To be honest with you, he was pretty good (in) game one, too. … (Today) he basically produced 29 points minimum for their team with his assists and his scoring.”

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Game 20: Illinois at Michigan Recap

Michigan picked up a comfortable 9-point win over Illinois on Saturday afternoon despite not making a shot in the final 5:57.

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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps win over Illinois

Michigan head coach John Beilein addressed the media after his team’s 66-57 win over Illinois Saturday afternoon.

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Video: DJ Wilson, Derrick Walton and Zak Irvin recap win over Illinois

DJ Wilson, Derrick Walton, and Zak Irvin spoke with the media after Michigan’s home win over Illinois.

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