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Michigan Men's Basketball

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Notebook: Always the underdog, never the favorite

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

All season, the Michigan men’s basketball team has been playing with a chip on its shoulder. Coming into the season, the Wolverines were picked to finish 10th or last in the Big Ten. Most believed the only team they’d do better than was a struggling Iowa program.

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Michigan to face Duke in NCAA Tournament Round of 32

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Friday morning, shortly after 10 a.m., assistant men’s basketball coach Bacari Alexander received a text message from Jalen Rose: Go Blue! Go win and good luck!

• BREAKDOWN: Eighth-seeded Wolverines square off with powerful No. 1 seed Duke

• VIDEO: Duke coach K discusses his team, the Wolverines and the Fab 5 documentary

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Breakdown: Eighth-seeded Wolverines square off with powerful No. 1 seed Duke

BY BEN ESTES

Perhaps the folks at ESPN can predict the future. How else can you explain the timing of its Fab Five 30 for 30 documentary? Exactly one week after the Jalen Rose-produced film stoked memories of the Duke-Michigan rivalry of the early 1990s, the two teams are set to match up in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Vogrich an unlikely hero in Charlotte

BY LUKE PASCH

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michigan basketball fans have seen the dejected face of Jordan Morgan in foul trouble all too often this season.

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Michigan rides second-half run to 75-45 blowout win over Tennessee in NCAA Tournament

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BY BEN ESTES

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For a while, the outcome of Michigan’s NCAA Tournament game against Tennessee on Friday afternoon was in doubt. Then the second half started.

• ANALYSIS: Matt Vogrich shined on Friday

• VIDEO: Michigan coach John Beilein discusses the Wolverines' 75-45 victory over Tennessee

• LIVE BLOG RECAP: Michigan takes on Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament

• TOURNAMENT BRACKET: Compare your predictions to the basketball beats' and see which teams are advancing to the third round

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On men’s basketball: It’s time to own the spotlight, Coach

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BY LUKE PASCH

As the shades of gray in the Michigan sky become brighter tones of blue, John Beilein walks the streets of Ann Arbor with an extra bounce in his step.

• VIDEO: Basketball beat discusses Tennessee matchup, NCAA Tournament

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Regional Breakdowns: Who's on upset alert and who are the bracket busters?

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BY MICHIGAN DAILY BASKETBALL BEAT

The Michigan Daily basketball beat breaks down each region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. They provide their sleepers in each quarter of the bracket and which teams to watch out for throughout March.

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Michigan prepares for Tennessee in first round NCAA Tournament matchup

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BY ZAK PYZIK

Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl isn't just playing what may be his last game this season against Michigan. Recently, Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton has commented that he still doesn't know if Pearl will be returning this season.

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Tennessee Breakdown: Who has the advantage?

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BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

Under Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, the Volunteers have never failed to have a 20-win season. Coming into Friday's matchup with Michigan, the Volunteers are only one win shy of that mark.

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Men's basketball conference play recap

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BY BEN ESTES

With the eighth-seeded Wolverines preparing to head to Charlotte on Friday to take on Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, here’s another look back — this time, exmaining the conference season.

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