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Michigan Men's Basketball

Notebook: Amaker embraces return to Ann Arbor

Salam Rida/Daily

BY ZAK PYZIK

Harvard men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker returned Saturday to Crisler Arena for the first time since being fired from the Michigan program in 2007. And when Amaker’s name was announced at the start of the game, he received applause — a classy showing from the fans.

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Michigan welcomes NAIA team Concordia to Crisler

BY BEN ESTES

When the Michigan men’s basketball team squares off with nearby Concordia on Monday night, don’t expect the game to be close. After all, the Cardinals (5-4) are an NAIA program, meaning that with just 774 students, their school is too small to be a part of the NCAA.

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Led by Douglass, 'M' takes down Harvard and former Michigan coach Tommy Amaker

Salam Rida/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

At some point during the second half of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s 65-62 win over Harvard on Saturday, the “Let’s go blue” chants started to sound more like, “Let’s go Stu.”

• NOTEBOOK: Notebook: Amaker embraces return to Ann Arbor

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Amaker returns to Crisler Arena to take on Wolverines

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY ZAK PYZIK

Harvard’s men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker is no stranger to Michigan basketball. In fact, Amaker has won almost twice as many games with the Wolverines as current Michigan coach John Beilein.

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On Men's Basketball: Get to Crisler, this team is better than you think

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY LUKE PASCH

In Michigan’s home opener against South Carolina Upstate last month, I spotted a secluded fan snoozing in the student section of Crisler Arena.

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Smotrycz puts on show in upset of Clemson

BY LUKE PASCH

CLEMSON, S.C. — Evan Smotrycz hadn’t heard anything quite this loud before. Historically, Littlejohn Coliseum — home of the Clemson Tigers — presents one of the most hostile playing environments for visiting teams.

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Wolverines hold on for 69-61 road upset at Clemson in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

CLEMSON, S.C. — So much for an Atlantic City hangover. After dropping both of its games at the Legends Classic last weekend, the Michigan men’s basketball team roared into Clemson on Tuesday night and silenced the Tigers, besting the home team 69-61.

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Wolverines hold on for road upset at Clemson

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

So much for an Atlantic City hangover.
After dropping both of its games at the Legends Classic last weekend, the Michigan men’s basketball team roared into Clemson and silenced the Tigers, upsetting the home team, 69-61.
The Wolverines led by as many as 20 in the first half and entered the break with a 16-point lead.

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Michigan to face Clemson in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

For 10 years, the Atlantic Coast Conference dominated the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge — until last year, when the Big Ten won six of the 11 games and secured its first ever title. This year, a much stronger Big Ten conference looks for a repeat.

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Chantel Jennings: Breaking even isn't so bad for young Wolverines

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Early on Saturday morning, I sat at a blackjack table at one of the many casinos along the boardwalk in this oceanside resort. Rava, our dealer, had just replaced Stevie, who had been dealing very good hands.

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