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Michigan Men's Basketball

Michigan can’t complete comeback, falls to No. 15 Minnesota, 69-64

Anna Shulte/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

From the opening tip, it was clear that the Michigan team that took the court Saturday night against Minnesota wasn’t the same group that got blown out at Indiana and Northwestern in its last two games.

• COLUMN: Chantel Jennings: The question for opposing Big Ten coaches has changed

• NOTEBOOK: Michigan players have team meeting to discuss losing streak

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Michigan can’t get over hump, falls to No. 15 Minnesota, 69-64

BY BEN ESTES

From the opening tip, it was clear that the Michigan team that took the court Saturday night against Minnesota wasn’t the same group that got blown out at Indiana and Northwestern in its last two games.
But improved play didn’t turn into a win for the Wolverines. The Michigan men’s basketball team fell to the 15th-ranked Golden Gophers, 69-64, at Crisler Arena.

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Michigan to face revamped No. 15 Minnesota

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

The Michigan men’s basketball team may be rebuilding this season, but there’s no squad in the Big Ten that has reconstructed its starting lineup as much as No. 15 Minnesota.

• VIDEO: Men's basketball beat discusses No. 15 Minnesota

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Wolverine defense slipping in Big Ten play

Chris Ryba/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

In the wake of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s subpar defensive performance on Tuesday night in its 74-60 loss to Northwestern, one may find it difficult to believe that the same group — just a week-and-a-half prior — was able to hold then-No. 3 Kansas to just 51 points in regulation.

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Post struggles in Big Ten play continue against Northwestern

Todd Needle/Daily

BY ZAK PYZIK

EVANSTON — It was around the three-minute mark of the Wolverines' 74-60 loss to Northwestern when Michigan men’s basketball center Jordan Morgan missed a wide-open dunk.

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Shurna catches fire in first half, Wildcats overwhelm Michigan

Todd Needle/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

EVANSTON — For a player that’s been nursing a high-ankle sprain for almost a month, Northwestern junior John Shurna sure put on a shooting clinic in the Wildcats’ 74-60 routing of the Michigan men’s basketball team last night.

• ANALYSIS: Post struggles in Big Ten play continue against Northwestern

• LIVE BLOG RECAP: Michigan at Northwestern

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‘M’ looks to turn things around against Shurna, Wildcats

Courtesy of Courtney Deckard/IDS

BY BEN ESTES

One might expect the young Wolverines to carry a negative mindset, considering they had what Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein termed Monday as their “most disappointing overall performance” of the season on Saturday in Bloomington.

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On men’s basketball: A lesson learned on the Indiana highways

BY LUKE PASCH

BLOOMINGTON — There’s a highway driving philosophy that usually never fails me: If I get pulled over for speeding once, it’s highly unlikely that I’d get pulled over again on the same trip.

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Michigan gets blown out by Indiana, loses fourth straight game

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BY ZAK PYZIK

BLOOMINGTON — Frustration hit Michigan men’s basketball guard Zack Novak for the first time this season at the beginning of the second half in the Wolverines' 80-61 loss to Indiana on Saturday night.

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Wolverines head to Indiana to face Big Ten-winless Hoosiers

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

Junior guard Stu Douglass said it’s never easy to win in Indiana’s arena, Assembly Hall. In his two years on the team, the Wolverines have gone 1-1 on the road against Indiana. But they’ve never competed against the Hoosiers when the students were on campus.

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