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Michigan Men's Basketball

Experienced Wolverines helping freshmen in early days of practice

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BY BEN ESTES

John Beilein must feel like a proud papa. With six days of practice in the books after team workouts officially began last Friday, the Michigan men’s basketball coach has already seen his experienced players doing their part to help the wide-eyed freshmen — one of the biggest tasks in the early going.

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Notebook: Point guard position remains vacant after Morris's departure

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BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

Former Michigan point guard Darius Morris’s surprise emergence last season led the Michigan basketball team all the way to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

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Hatch making ‘notable improvements’ in recovery from second fatal plane crash

BY STEPHEN J. NESBITT

It’s like lightning striking the same place twice — except more improbable. Twice a plane-crash victim, twice a survivor.

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Luke Pasch: What Morris's decision means for the program

Chris Dzombak/Daily

BY LUKE PASCH

For Michigan fans, the ending to the 2010-11 men’s basketball campaign was the definition of bittersweet.

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Chantel Jennings: Your standard, sappy and heartfelt farewell

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

I still set off the smoke alarm when making grilled cheese sandwiches, I can’t tell you much about dinosaurs (despite having taken the class “Dinosaurs and Other Failures”) and I wouldn’t know where to begin with algorithms or anthropology.

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Notebook: Wolverines focus on improvement, not Morris’ draft stock

Erin Kirkland/Daily

BY LUKE PASCH

Michigan men's basketball fans are on edge as of late, with the recent news that sophomore point guard Darius Morris submitted his name to the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee.

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Morris submits name to NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee, hasn't yet entered draft

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Michigan sophomore point guard Darius Morris was ready to enter his name in the NBA Draft and forgo his junior and senior seasons at Michigan. But Morris isn’t leaving the Wolverines — yet.

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Bacari Alexander: The man teaching the posts to be artists in the paint

Marissa McClain/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

The writing was pretty much on the wall when Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein brought in Bacari Alexander as his assistant. Alexander would be given the formidably difficult task of converting Beilein’s young post contingent into a group that could compete with this year’s resume of big men.

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A glimpse into Michigan's future

Marissa McClain/Daily

BY LUKE PASCH

In the waning moments of Sunday’s game against Duke in the NCAA Round of 32, Darius Morris lifted a floater in the lane to potentially send the contest into overtime. For that precious second, as the ball left his fingertips, the Los Angeles native dreamed of home.

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SportsMonday Column: Renewing the Fab Five swagger is starting to change Michigan basketball

BY RYAN KARTJE

A week after the release of ESPN’s highest-rated documentary ever, one that put the Fab Five on display as poets and revolutionaries of college basketball, rehashing old feuds and sparking an old rivalry, there was Zack Novak and Stu Douglass and there were black shoes, black socks.

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