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Michigan Men's Basketball

Michigan uses hard defense to down Oakland, 69-51

Anna Schulte/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

The Michigan men’s basketball team took down Oakland University 69-51 Saturday at Crisler Arena — something that not even No. 7 Tennessee was able to do last week. And something that then-No.7 Michigan State struggled to do last week in a close 77-76 Spartans' win.

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Oakland's Benson to present tough challenge for Wolverines

Anna Schulte/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

For the Michigan men's basketball team, a matchup against Oakland University typically presents an opportunity for an easy win. Not so this season. The Wolverines, despite their strong start, remain an inexperienced and untested group. Meanwhile, their neighbors from Oakland County have a stronger team than most other mid-majors.

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Showing development as point guard, Morris invaluable to Wolverines

BY ZAK PYZIK

Midway through the second half of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s 64-44 win against North Carolina Central on Tuesday, sophomore guard Darius Morris received an inbound pass facing an Eagle press.

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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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Men's Basketball

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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