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Michigan Men's Basketball

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Morris, 3-pointers help Michigan cruise to win over Bryant

BY LUKE PASCH

The hoops at Crisler Arena may as well have been oceans on Thursday night. In Michigan’s last men’s basketball game before Big Ten play, the Wolverines downed Bryant, 87-71, tying the program’s record for most 3-pointers in a game in the process.

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Wolverines face Bryant in final pre-Big Ten tuneup

BY ZAK PYZIK

For the Michigan men's basketball team, it may be tough to focus on Thursday's matchup against Bryant University. The Wolverines are finished with finals, winter break has started, a matchup against No. 14 Purdue lingers around the corner and the only thing standing in between Michigan and Christmas is a game against the Bulldogs at Crisler Arena.

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Notebook: Blue knocks off Oakland with intensity, second-half surge

BY LUKE PASCH

For the week leading up to Saturday afternoon’s men’s basketball matchup between Michigan and Oakland, it had been the mid-major program just an hour’s car ride away from Ann Arbor that dominated headlines nationwide — not the Big Ten team.

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Michigan uses hard defense to down Oakland, 69-51

Anna Schulte/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

The Michigan men’s basketball team took down Oakland University 69-51 Saturday at Crisler Arena — something that not even No. 7 Tennessee was able to do last week. And something that then-No.7 Michigan State struggled to do last week in a close 77-76 Spartans' win.

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Oakland's Benson to present tough challenge for Wolverines

Anna Schulte/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

For the Michigan men's basketball team, a matchup against Oakland University typically presents an opportunity for an easy win. Not so this season. The Wolverines, despite their strong start, remain an inexperienced and untested group. Meanwhile, their neighbors from Oakland County have a stronger team than most other mid-majors.

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Showing development as point guard, Morris invaluable to Wolverines

BY ZAK PYZIK

Midway through the second half of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s 64-44 win against North Carolina Central on Tuesday, sophomore guard Darius Morris received an inbound pass facing an Eagle press.

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Michigan pulls away in sloppy win over North Carolina Central

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BY BEN ESTES

When junior guard Zack Novak made a layup with 11:05 left in the first half to give Michigan a 12-8 lead Tuesday night, he probably had no idea his team was about to go on a seven-minute field goal drought. It was that kind of a half for the Michigan men’s basketball team, as it struggled to hit shots until after the halftime break in the 64-44 defeat of North Carolina Central.

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Michigan looking to extend win streak against North Carolina Central

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

When the North Carolina Central men’s basketball team takes the floor at Crisler Arena on Tuesday night, it will have already faced more Big Ten opponents this season than Michigan.

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Wolverines run Utes into the ground with bench scoring

Anna Schulte/Daily

BY LUKE PASCH

With gift-giving season rapidly approaching, the Utah men’s basketball team was feeling generous at Crisler Arena on Friday night.

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Notebook: Horford busts out against lengthy opposition

BY BEN ESTES

Before facing Utah on Friday, freshman forward Jon Horford had scored no more than four points and tallied no more than nine minutes in any game for the Michigan men's basketball team.

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