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Michigan Men's Basketball

Michigan pulls away in sloppy win over North Carolina Central

Todd Needle/Daily

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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Wolverines run away from Utah in Crisler

Duane Burleson/AP

BY LUKE PASCH

With gift-giving season rapidly approaching, the Utah men’s basketball team was feeling generous on Friday night. Utah committed 16 turnovers and Michigan remains undefeated at home in a 75-64 victory.

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Wolverines up against dominant post presence, former Spartan coach in Utah matchup

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

When Utah coach and East Grand Rapids native Jim Boylen comes to Crisler Arena on Friday night, it will be more than just his Runnin’ Utes pride pushing to take down the Michigan men’s basketball team.

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Novak quietly benefitting from position change

BY LUKE PASCH

Zack Novak vividly remembers a specific play from the Michigan men's basketball team's signature victory over Connecticut last season.

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Post players learning on the fly for young 'M' squad

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY ZAK PYZIK

All five forwards on the Michigan men's basketball team are either freshmen or redshirt freshmen. And anyone familiar with the Wolverines will vouch that youthfulness is the team’s most significant problem. Those post players especially have shown their inexperience.

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Notebook: Michigan takes a lesson from the Cardinals

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

Concordia will probably be the only team all season to arrive in a 15-passenger van driven by one of its players. But that doesn't matter to Michigan coach John Beilein when it comes to looking at what Michigan will get out of its closer-than-it-appears 86-65 victory over the Cardinals Monday night.

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Wolverines struggle to put away Concordia

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

The pregame release from Concordia University listed the Michigan men’s basketball team’s record at 6-2, even though the Wolverines had actually won just five games coming into Monday night’s matchup between the two schools.

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