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U-M held off Syracuse Tuesday night at Crisler Center.
U-M held off Oregon for a spot in the Legends Classic final
Michigan used a dominant first half to topple Bucknell, 77-53.
Michigan prevailed Saturday in its season opener against Hillsdale College.
A look back at U-M's season-opening win over Hillsdale College.
December 22, 2014
Career Notes (2014, '15)
• Played in 69 career games, has not missed a game in two straight seasons
• Holds a 44-25 career record
• Helped U-M to one NCAA Tournament selection (2014)
• Helped U-M advance to its second straight NCAA Elite Eight appearance (2014)
• Helped U-M to its first outright Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years (2014)
• Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament (2014)
Sophomore (2014-15) ... BIG TEN HONORS: Academic All-Big Ten ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M Academic Achievement Award ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player (co) ... U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... U-M's Iron Man Award ... U-M's Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player ... Helped U-M to a 16-16 overall record ... Helped U-M to highlighted wins against Syracuse (68-65; Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; vs. Oregon (70-63; Nov. 24) in the semifinal of the Legends Classic and 24/23 Ohio State (64-57; Feb. 22) ... Started all 32 games, only Wolverine to do so ... One of two Wolverines to play in all 32 games, along with Kameron Chatman ... Averaged 14.3 points per game, scoring 456 total points ... Had 27 double figure scoring games ... Had 20-plus points in five games ... Scored a career-best 28 points at Northwestern (March 3) ... Averaged 4.8 rebounds per game, grabbing 153 total boards ... Had five-plus rebounds in 15 games ... Had three games with 10 plus rebounds ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds against Nebraska (Jan. 27) ... Posted three double-doubles -- Nebraska (14 points, 12 rebounds); at Northwestern (28 points, 11 rebounds) and vs. Wisconsin (21 points, 11 rebounds) in the Big Ten Tournament (March 13) ... Shot 40.2 percent (163-for-405) from the floor ... Made a career-best-tying nine field goals, two times -- at Indiana (Feb. 8) and vs. Wisconsin at the Big Ten Tournament ... Attempted a career-best 18 field goals vs. Wisconsin ... Shot 35.5 percent (77-for-217) from beyond the arc ... Made a team-best 77 three-pointers, which was sixth in the Big Ten and ranks as the seventh best by a Wolverine in a season ... Had three-plus three-pointers in a game in 16 games ... Made a season-best four three-pointers, four times ... Attempted a career-best 11 three-pointers, two times -- Syracuse (Dec. 2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and against SMU (Dec. 20) ... Shot 69.7 percent (53-for-76) from the free throw line ... Made a career-best nine free throws on a career-best 10 attempts at Northwestern ... Recorded 49 assists (1.5 apg), with a career-best six assists vs. Illinois (March 12) in the Big Ten Tournament ... Posted three-plus assists over the last six games of the season, tallying nearly half of his season total (23-of-49) ... Had three-plus assists in eight games ... Recorded three blocks, with a career-best-tying one block, three times ... Recorded 33 steals, with a career-best three steals, three times ... Averaged a team-best 36.2 minutes per contest, which ranked second in the Big Ten and among the top 50 in the nation (44th) ... Played 30-plus minutes in 28 games ... Played 40-plus minutes in six games ... Played a career-high 49 minutes in double overtime game at Northwestern (March 3).
Freshman (2013-14) ... BIG TEN HONORS: Two-time, Freshman of the Week (Dec. 2 and Dec. 23) ... MICHIGAN HONORS: U-M's Sixth Man Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Helped U-M to a 28-9 overall record, fourth straight season program has won 20-plus wins ... Helped U-M defeated three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history-- at No. 3 Wisconsin (77-70, Jan. 18); against No. 10 Iowa (75-67, Jan. 22) and at No. 3 Michigan State (80-75, Jan. 25) ... Helped U-M win its first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, winning the league by three games (15-3) ... Helped U-M to its first No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and advance to championship game for first time since 1998 ... Helped U-M earn the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament Midwest region, the program's fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Helped U-M advance to the Elite Eight for second straight year, before falling to Kentucky, 75-72, on a last second three-point field goal ... Played in all 37 games all off the bench, one of seven Wolverines to do so ... Averaged 6.7 points per game, scoring 227 total points ... Scored in double figures in nine games ... Scored a season-best 24 points against Coppin State with the help of six three-pointers ... Scored a Big Ten season best 19 points at Iowa (Feb. 8) ... Averaged 1.3 rebounds per game, grabbing 49 total boards ... Grabbed a season-best six rebounds, two times -- vs. Charlotte (Nov. 24) in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff and Stanford (Dec. 21) in the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational ... Had 73 percent of offense come from long range -- 62 triples on 85 total field goals ... Shot 43.4 percent (85-for-196) from the field ... Had a career-best nine field goals against Coppin State ... Shot 42.5 percent (62-for-146) from three-point range ... Second on the team with 62 triples ... Had three-plus three-pointers in eight games ... Made a career-best six three-pointers against Coppin State ... Made five three-pointers in road win at Minnesota (Jan. 2) ... Shot 71.4 percent (15-for-21) from the free-throw line ... Recorded 13 assists, with a season-best three assists against Coppin State ... Recorded three blocks, with a career-best one block, three times ... Recorded nine steals ... Averaged 15.4 minutes per game ... Played 20-plus minutes in nine games ... Played a season-best 27 minutes at Minnesota.
Prep Career ... Hamilton Southeastern (2013) ... Coached by Brian Satterfield ... Indiana's Mr. Basketball (2013) ... Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year (2013) ... Associated Press Indiana All-State first team (2013), honorable mention (2012) ... IBCA/Subway All-State first team (2013) ... Indiana "Core" Junior All-Star team (2012) ... IBCA Underclass All-State honorable mention (2011) ... As a senior (2012-13) ... Averaged 26.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game ... Helped Hamilton Southeastern to a 17-4 overall record and the Hoosier Crossroads league title (9-0) ... Lost to North Central (78-68 OT) in Class 4A Sectional 8 quarterfinal game, scoring 29 points and grabbing 10 rebounds ... Scored at least 20 points in 17 games, and at least 30 points in seven games ... Had 33 points and 11 rebounds against Pike ... As a junior (2011-12) ... Averaged 18.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals per game ... Helped Hamilton Southeastern to 22-3 overall record and the Hoosier Crossroads league title (9-0)... Lost to Carmel (81-63) in Class 4A Sectional 8 championship game ... Advanced to the final after defeating North Central (86-83) in quarterfinal and Noblesville (73-65) in semifinal ... As a sophomore (2010-11) ... Averaged 10.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists ... Helped Hamilton Southeastern to a 20-4 record and the Hoosier Crossroads league title (9-0) ... Led Hamilton Class 4A Sectional 9 championship after defeating Carmel (57-53) ... Advanced to final after a first round bye and defeating Fishers (56-51) ... Lost to North Central (83-72) in Class 4A Regional quarterfinal ... Advanced to quarterfinal after first round win over Center Grove (69-64) ... AAU: Played with Eric Gordon All-Stars ... Coached by Matt Green.
Personal ... Given name is Zakarie Tyler Irvin ... Born Sept. 5, 1994, on Fishers, Ind. ... Son of Marcia and James Irvin ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Sport Management major.
Personal Notes ... Right-handed ... Former high school teammate with Michigan State's Gary Harris at Hamilton Southeastern ... Both were back-to-back Indiana Mr. Basketball - Harris (2012) and Irvin (2013) ... Verbally committed to Michigan (July 31, 2011) ... Signed with Michigan (Nov. 16, 2012).
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