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Michigan Men's Basketball

Notebook: ESPN's Ford calls Burke a first rounder, says Morris didn't make a mistake

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BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

A year ago, few would’ve guessed that by guard Darius Morris would’ve generated enough buzz to even consider entering the 2011 NBA Draft.

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Luke Pasch: Comprehending Michigan's loss to Virginia

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BY LUKE PASCH

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Deciphering Michigan’s 70-58 road loss to Virginia on Tuesday night is a game of elimination. So let’s play.

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Virginia defense shuts down Michigan in Challenge game

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BY NEAL ROTHSCHILD

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tuesday night’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge duel against Virginia had the signs of a letdown game for the No. 15 Michigan basketball team. And unfortunately for Michigan, the signs held true.

• COLUMN: Luke Pasch: Comprehending Michigan's loss to Virginia

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Michigan heads to Virginia for Big Ten-ACC Challenge

BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

In their first true away game, a matchup with Virginia in Charlottesville, the Wolverines won’t have the benefit of a split crowd — or mid-80s and sunshine — like Maui had to offer.

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ESPN’s Ford talks future NBA prospects for Hardaway Jr.

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BY BEN ESTES

Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.3 points this season, and in an exclusive interview with The Michigan Daily at the Maui Invitational, ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford said he’s noticed improvements in the guard’s game.

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Ben Estes: Paradise gains

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — They say if you want to learn the true nature of a man, you put him in the worst possible conditions.

• RECAP: Michigan runs away from UCLA, secures third-place finish

• ANALYSIS: Novak leads offense to another impressive showing

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Novak leads offense to another impressive showing

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BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Following a narrow 59-54 win over Western Illinois last week, Michigan coach John Beilein didn’t seem to offer any meaningful insight regarding his team’s offensive struggles.

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Michigan runs away from UCLA, secures third-place finish in Maui

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — For the longest time, UCLA hung around like a pesky housefly, refusing to let Michigan pull away.

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Michigan, UCLA to battle for third place in Maui Invitational finale

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Another day, another matchup with one of college basketball’s elite programs for the Michigan basketball team. The Wolverines will square off against UCLA (1-3) on Wednesday in the third-place/fourth-place game at the Maui Invitational, as Michigan looks to leave paradise with a winning record in the preseason tournament.

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Duke backcourt the difference in outplaying Burke, Hardaway Jr.

BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — If Monday’s matchup against Joe Jackson and Will Barton was the midterm for the Michigan basketball team’s backcourt, then Tuesday’s meeting with Seth Curry and Austin Rivers was the final exam.

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