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Five Key Plays - Minnesota at Michigan
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Five Key Plays: Minnesota at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team defended home court Saturday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory against Minnesota. Ricky Doyle had the big play late, but we break down how the Wolverines got there in Five Key Plays.

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Derrick Walton breaks out in win over Minnesota

Whether it be lingering effects from his toe injury, growing pains as his role expanded or simply a lack of confidence, Derrick Walton just hadn’t looked like himself for much of this season. That seemed to change Saturday afternoon during Michigan’s 62-57 win over Minnesota. The sophomore guard dominated the second half with 13 points and finished the game with 15 — his highest scoring output since Dec. 6 against NJIT.

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Game 16: Minnesota at Michigan Recap

Michigan’s 62-57 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon was filled with many of the familiar, often times frustrating, storylines that have defined its season to date. The Wolverines shot the ball poorly from three-point range, were plagued by long scoring droughts, but there were also a few more encouraging trends as the 1-3-1 zone helped the Wolverines come back from a nine-point deficit to beat the Gophers.

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John Beilein recaps comeback win over Minnesota
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps comeback win over Minnesota

John Beilein expressed excitement and concern following the Michigan basketball team’s 62-57 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. While the coach thought Spike Albrecht and Derrick Walton made crucial plays down the stretch, Beilein was disappointed in his team’s transition game and said the Wolverines will continue to ‘shoot ourselves in the foot’ in the future if they keep falling behind.

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Photo Gallery: Michigan 62, Minnesota 57

All photos by Teresa Mathew. Full gallery after the jump.

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Videos: Doyle, Albrecht, Walton and Irvin discuss clutch plays in comeback win
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Video: Doyle, Albrecht, Walton and Irvin discuss clutch plays in comeback win

Ricky Doyle, Derrick Walton, Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin met with media following Michigan’s 62-57 win over Minnesota on Saturday afternoon. Doyle talked about his alley-oop from Walton that helped clinch the victory, while Albrecht spoke on his gritty and emotional play in the second half. All four discussed how the Wolverines’ 1-3-1 zone helped rattle the Gophers and made the comeback win possible.

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Richard Pitino says 'inexplicable' turnovers led to loss
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Video: Minnesota coach Richard Pitino calls turnovers ‘inexplicable’

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino met with the media after his team let a nine point second half lead slip away in the final 11 minutes at Michigan. The loss pushed Minnesota to 0-4 in Big Ten play after an 11-2 non-conference performance. Watch Pitino’s press conference after the jump.

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Game 16: Minnesota at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan hosts Minnesota this afternoon at the Crisler Center with tip-off scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on ESPNU. Join the discussion in the comments section after the jump before, during and after today’s game.

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Notebook: Wolverines ‘playing with tuxedos on,’ working on toughness

Sometimes, John Beilein thinks his team is a bit too cordial. Whereas Michigan basketball teams in previous years occasionally displayed an edge and heightened intensity in close games, the coach agreed that’s a trait this season’s squad might still lack.

“That is a developing thing,” Beilein said. “We joke about that — about some of our players playing with tuxedos on. We’re always working in that direction.”

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John Beilein previews Minnesota, discusses favorite Seinfeld episode
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Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht preview Minnesota

John Beilein met with media Friday afternoon to preview Michigan’s game against Minnesota. The Wolverine coach discussed the Gophers’ inside presence, cutting down minutes for the starters and more, while Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert spoke on the health of the backcourt.

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Game 16: Minnesota at Michigan Preview

Michigan has won its last six games against Minnesota, dating back to 2011, but Saturday’s contest will put that streak at risk. The Gophers travel to Ann Arbor on the heels of three straight Big Ten losses — at Purdue, at Maryland and at home to Ohio State – and searching for positive momentum to turn their season around.

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Burning questions facing Big Ten teams (Part 2)

Big Ten players and coaches took to Chicago last week to face the media for the first time this season and answer questions about expectations, offseason development and more. With the start of the season […]

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