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Michigan heads to Virginia for Big Ten-ACC Challenge

BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

In their first true away game, a matchup with Virginia in Charlottesville, the Wolverines won’t have the benefit of a split crowd — or mid-80s and sunshine — like Maui had to offer.

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ESPN’s Ford talks future NBA prospects for Hardaway Jr.

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BY BEN ESTES

Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.3 points this season, and in an exclusive interview with The Michigan Daily at the Maui Invitational, ESPN NBA Draft analyst Chad Ford said he’s noticed improvements in the guard’s game.

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Ben Estes: Paradise gains

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — They say if you want to learn the true nature of a man, you put him in the worst possible conditions.

• RECAP: Michigan runs away from UCLA, secures third-place finish

• ANALYSIS: Novak leads offense to another impressive showing

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Novak leads offense to another impressive showing

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BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Following a narrow 59-54 win over Western Illinois last week, Michigan coach John Beilein didn’t seem to offer any meaningful insight regarding his team’s offensive struggles.

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Michigan runs away from UCLA, secures third-place finish in Maui

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — For the longest time, UCLA hung around like a pesky housefly, refusing to let Michigan pull away.

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Michigan, UCLA to battle for third place in Maui Invitational finale

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Another day, another matchup with one of college basketball’s elite programs for the Michigan basketball team. The Wolverines will square off against UCLA (1-3) on Wednesday in the third-place/fourth-place game at the Maui Invitational, as Michigan looks to leave paradise with a winning record in the preseason tournament.

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Duke backcourt the difference in outplaying Burke, Hardaway Jr.

BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — If Monday’s matchup against Joe Jackson and Will Barton was the midterm for the Michigan basketball team’s backcourt, then Tuesday’s meeting with Seth Curry and Austin Rivers was the final exam.

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Duke's fast start proves too much for two Michigan rallies

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BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

Coach K and his record-breaking 903rd win has been the nation’s biggest college basketball story early this season, but in Maui, the talk has surrounded around his losses — or lack thereof.

• ADVANCE: Michigan, UCLA to battle for 3rd place in Maui finale

• ANALYSIS: Duke backcourt the difference in outplaying Burke, Hardaway Jr.

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Wolverines get chance for revenge against No. 6 Duke

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BY BEN ESTES

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Eight months later, they meet again. After falling in a 73-71 heartbreaker to Duke in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament last March, the Michigan men's basketball team has a shot at redemption when the two square off once more in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday.

• MEMPHIS RECAP: Michigan clamps down on Memphis, pulls away for Maui victory

• ANALYSIS: Burke's coming-out party quells criticism in win

• VIDEO: Off the Dribble, Maui edition

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Burke's coming-out party quells criticism in win over Memphis

BY DANIEL WASSERMAN

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Memphis was a team that was supposed to give the Michigan men's basketball team and its inexperienced freshman point guard Trey Burke all kinds of problems.

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