Season in Review

APR
8
Not in the Cards: Maize & Blue Unable to Complete NCAA Title Run
Atlanta, Ga. - The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 Coaches) led by as many as 12 points in the first half -- on the strength of 17 points from freshman guard Spike Albrecht (Crown Point, Ind./Northfield Mount Hermon [Mass.]) in the opening 20 minutes -- but Louisville (No. 2 AP, No. 2 Coaches) rallied to take the 82-76 victory in the NCAA Tournament final on Monday night (April 8) inside the Georgia Dome.

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APR
6
Michigan Downs Syracuse, Will Play for National Championship
ARLINGTON, Texas - Making its first NCAA Final Four appearance in 20 years, the University of Michigan men's basketball team received a big lift from its bench in defeating Syracuse, 61-56, in the national semifinal round Saturday (April 6) before a crowd of 75,350 at the Georgia Dome.

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APR
4
Burke Collects AP Player of the Year, Top Point Guard Awards
ARLINGTON, Texas - University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) received the Associated Press Men's Basketball National Player of the Year and Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year awards today.

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MAR
31
Final Four Bound: Maize & Blue Uses Hot Start to Swamp Florida
ARLINGTON, Texas - The fourth-seeded University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 ESPN/USA Today) advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the first time in 20 years (1992-93 season) with a 79-59 triumph over third-seeded Florida (No. 14 AP, No. 12 ESPN/USA Today) on Sunday (Mar. 31) inside Cowboys Stadium.

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MAR
29
Among the Elite: Michigan Rocks Jayhawks in OT for Sweet 16 Win
ARLINGTON, Texas - Behind double-double performances by freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesteron, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) (25 points and 14 rebounds) and sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) (23 points and 10 assists), the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 Coaches) defeated top-seeded Kansas (No. 3 AP, No. 3 Coaches), 87-85, in overtime on Friday night (Mar. 29) inside Cowboys Stadium.

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MAR
23
Destination Sweet 16: Wolverines Crush VCU in NCAA Third Round
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesteron, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, helping the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP/No. 11 Coaches) advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the first time since the 1993-1994 season with a 78-53 victory over fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday afternoon (Mar. 23) at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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MAR
21
Robinson, Hardaway Boost Wolverines to NCAA Win over SDSU
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 Coaches) advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 71-56 victory over 13th-seeded South Dakota State on Thursday night (March 21) at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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MAR
19
Burke Named Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) of the University of Michigan men's basketball team became U-M's first National Player of the Year since 1996 after Sports Illustrated selected him as its National Player of the Year and to its All-America first team today (Tuesday, March 19).

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MAR
17
U-M a No. 4 Seed in NCAA Tourney, Will Play South Dakota State
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - The University of Michigan men's basketball team received its fourth at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in the past five years on Sunday evening (March 17).

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MAR
15
Wolverine Rally Falls Short in Big Ten Quarterfinal Loss to Badgers
CHICAGO, Ill. - The University of Michigan men's basketball team's (No. 6 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) Big Ten Tournament run was halted in the quarterfinal round by Wisconsin (No. 22 AP, No. 23 ESPN/USA Today), 68-59, today (Friday, March 15) inside the United Center.

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MAR
14
U-M Trounces Penn State to Advance to Big Ten Quarterfinals
CHICAGO, Ill - Five players in double-digit scoring led the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 6 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) past Penn State, 83-66, today (Thursday, March 14) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament inside the United Center.

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MAR
3
Burke Provides Heroics as Michigan Slides Past No. 9 Spartans
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After his steal and slam put the Wolverines ahead with 20 seconds left, sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland) intercepted a pass on the Spartans' final possession, pushing the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP, No. 4 ESPN/USA Today) past Michigan State (No. 9 AP, No. 10 ESPN/USA Today), 58-57, on Sunday afternoon (March 3) inside a Maized-Out Crisler Center.

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FEB
24
Burke Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in Win over Illinois
ANN ARBOR, Mich - Guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) scored a game-high 26 points to become the seventh sophomore in program history to reach 1,000 career points, helping the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP, No. 7 ESPN/USA Today) sweep Illinois, 71-58, on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) inside Crisler Center. U-M held a 43-27 second-half point advantage to win its fifth straight over the Illini.

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FEB
17
Burke's 29, Robinson's Double-Double Push U-M Past PSU
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) scored a season-high 29 points, and freshman guard Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) recorded his second career double-double with 21 points (6-for-6) and 10 rebounds as the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP, No. 5 ESPN/USA Today) defeated Penn State, 79-71, on Sunday (Feb. 17) inside Crisler Center.

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FEB
5
Late Blocks Key Michigan to OT Victory over No. 10 Buckeyes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Buckeye guard Aaron Craft drove to the rim with three seconds left in overtime for one last attempt to tie the game, but junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior) stuffed his shot and secured the avenging victory, 76-74, for the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 3 AP/No. 3 ESPN/USA Today) over Ohio State (No. 10 AP/No. 10 ESPN/USA Today) on Tuesday night (Feb. 5) inside Crisler Center.

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JAN
17
Michigan Fends Off No. 9 Minnesota for Road Victory
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 5 AP, No. 5 ESPN/USA Today) used double-digit runs in both halves to take down Minnesota (No. 9 AP, No. 12 ESPN/USA Today), 83-75, on Thursday night (Jan. 17) inside Williams Arena.

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Dec
29
Wolverines Cruise Past Chippewas in Non-Conference Finale
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Sophomore guard Trey Burke's (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) second double-double of the season helped the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 2 AP/No. 2 ESPN/USA Today) close out its non-conference schedule with a 88-73 win against Central Michigan on Saturday night (Dec. 29) inside Crisler Center.

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NOV
27
Burke's Double-Double, Stauskas' 20 Guide U-M Past N.C. State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A career-high 20 points by freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) and sophomore guard Trey Burke's (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) first career double-double (18 points and 11 assists) helped the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 3 AP/No. 3 USA Today) defeat N.C. State (No. 18 AP/No.18 USA Today), 79-72, on Tuesday night (Nov. 27) at Crisler Center in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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NOV
23
Hardaway's MVP Effort Leads U-M to First NIT Season Tip-Off Title
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A 23-point performance by junior guard and tournament MVP Tim Hardaway Jr.

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NOV
10
Hardaway Hits 1,000th Career Point
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Just minutes into the second half of the University of Michigan men's basketball team's game against Slippery Rock on Friday night (Nov.9), junior shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drained a three-point shot, nothing but net.

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OCT
26
Wolverines Ranked No. 5 in Associated Press Preseason Poll
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After being ranked fifth by the ESPN/USA Today Coaches preseason poll last week, the University of Michigan men's basketball team was again selected with a preseason No. 5 ranking by Associated Press today (Friday, Oct. 26).

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OCT
10
Michigan, adidas Unveil New Basketball Uniforms
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan and its official apparel provider, adidas, unveiled new ultra lightweight adizero men's basketball uniforms for the 2012-13 season on Wednesday (Oct. 10).

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