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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Northwestern

The Michigan basketball team twice couldn’t make game-clinching plays in Tuesday’s eventual 82-78 double overtime loss to Northwestern. While the result was disheartening, and, in many ways, emblematic of the 2014-15 season, there were several positives and learning situations for the Wolverines. We take a look in Five Key Plays.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-25
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Recap

Michigan and Northwestern played 50 minutes of thrilling basketball on Tuesday evening, but it was 50 minutes filled with the mistakes that you would expect from teams hovering around .500 in the final week of the regular season.

For a shorthanded Michigan team that has suffered through so many heartbreaking defeats already this season, this one might have been the worst. Despite playing 39 minutes of great basketball, the Wolverines failed again and again to close out the game.

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Northwestern 82, Michigan 78-21
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Photo Gallery: Northwestern 82, Michigan 78 (2OT)

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

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Michigan 64, Ohio State 57-29
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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread

Michigan and Northwestern are set to tip-off at 9 p.m. from Welsh-Ryan Arena this evening in the final week of the Big Ten regular season. Join in the open thread before, during and after the game as Michigan tries to stay above .500.

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Game 29: Michigan at Northwestern Preview

Northwestern has lost quite a few games since the last meeting — the loss in Ann Arbor was game four of a 10 game losing streak — but it also put together its longest Big Ten winning streak in decades. The Wildcats four-game winning streak was sent hurtling back to reality on Saturday with a 26 point loss at Illinois, but it’s clear there’s a different energy around Chris Collins’ program headed down the stretch.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Notebook: John Beilein says disappointing season like ‘starting all over’

“I think with all our coaches, we get frustrated because we know we’re close, but trying to get that next level of achievement from them is difficult to do,” he said. “You’re just right there, either make that shot or make that pass or don’t throw that pass down there, get it up here. The only thing we do is just stay patient with it and continue to work on skill level.”

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John Beilein discusses difficult season, previews Northwestern
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Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt preview Northwestern

John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Max Bielfeldt met with media Monday afternoon to preview Michigan’s upcoming game against Northwestern. Beilein spoke about the frustrations he’s endured this season, while Beilfeldt talked about his final regular-season games with Michigan and Albrecht discussed how his teammates have improved.

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Five Key Plays: Northwestern at Michigan

The Michigan basketball team eked out a 56-54 win over Northwestern on Saturday night at the Crisler Center. For a closer look at how it happened, check out Five Key Plays.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-21
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Making first start, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman delivers for Michigan

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman earned the first start of his career filling in for a sick Spike Albrecht, and, with the Wolverines up one and a minute to play, he buried the game-winning three-pointer as Michigan held on to beat Northwestern, 56-54.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-23
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Game 18: Northwestern at Michigan Recap

Michigan needed a bit of luck, but managed to escape with a 56-54 home victory over Northwestern on Saturday night thanks to clutch performances from Caris LeVert, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Derrick Walton.

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John Beilein recaps slim win over Northwestern
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein praises Abdur-Rahkman, provides injury updates

The Michigan basketball team survived Northwestern, 56-54, on Saturday night at the Crisler Center. John Beilein praised Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman for filling in nicely as a starter, discussed what the Wolverines did to slow down Alex Olah and spoke on ailments to Zak Irvin and Caris LeVert.

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Michigan 56, Northwestern 54-8
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Photo Gallery: Michigan 56, Northwestern 54

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

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