Recap

Wisconsin 69, Michigan 64 - #22
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Game 20: Wisconsin at Michigan Recap

Michigan gave Wisconsin everything it could handle on Saturday evening, but the Badgers had too much talent despite Derrick Walton’s heroics down the stretch. Walton’s three-pointer with one second remaining sent the game to overtime, but a 6-0 Wisconsin run in the extra period knocked out the Wolverines.

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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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Game 17: Michigan at Ohio State Recap

After winning three of its first four Big Ten games, Tuesday’s trip to Columbus was supposed to be an opportunity for Michigan to prove how much it has improved since December. Instead, it was a harsh reminder of just how far the Wolverines have to go.

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Michigan 62, Minnesota 57 - #12
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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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Game 15: Michigan at Penn State Recap

Michigan picked up a valuable road win at Penn State with its best shooting performance in weeks. The Wolverines let the Nittany Lions back into the game in the second half, but clutch performances from Caris LeVert, Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton were enough to seal the deal in Michigan’s best offensive performance of the season against a high-major opponent.

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Purdue 64, Michigan 51-7
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Game 14: Michigan at Purdue Recap

Michigan scratched and clawed its way to an eight point half time lead in West Lafayette on Saturday afternoon and looked like it had a chance to escape Mackey Arena with a critical road win. But in the second half, the offensive nightmares of mid-December returned as Michigan sputtered its way to a dreadful 18 points in 33 second half possessions.

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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 72, Coppin State 56-23
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Game 12: Coppin State at Michigan Recap

Michigan finally earned a win after three painful weeks of losing. The Wolverines outscored Coppin State 30-12 in the paint and rode a career-high 16 points from Ricky Doyle to a comfortable win.

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SMU 62, Michigan 51-26
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Game 11: SMU at Michigan Recap

Michigan lost its fourth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon at the Crisler Center as SMU used a 17-3 run over the games final 7:30 to beat the Wolverines, 62-51. Michigan’s offense cost it the game once again as it fell to 6-5 on the season.

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Game 10: Michigan at Arizona Recap

Limping and slumping, Michigan ran head first into a buzz saw at the McKale Center in Tucson on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines were met by a bigger, stronger, more athletic and simply better opponent. While Michigan was able to hold on for parts of the first half, trailing by just 11 points at the break, eventually the Wildcats ran the Wolverines out of the gym for an 80-53 victory.

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Eastern Michigan 45, Michigan 42-29
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Game 9: Eastern Michigan at Michigan Recap

Michigan managed just 42 points as it lost at home to Eastern Michigan in its worst offensive performance since 2010.

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Game 8: NJIT at Michigan Recap

In the most unlikely college basketball upset since Gardner Webb won at Kentucky in 2007, NJIT escaped from the Crisler Center with a 72-70 win on Saturday afternoon.

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