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Michigan Men's Basketball

Michigan Basketball: Legends Classic Tournament Preview

BY ZAK PYZIK

The Michigan men's basketball team will spend its Thanksgiving break in Atlantic City, NJ for the Legends Classic tournament. If Michigan beats Syracuse it will advance to play the winner of the Georgia Tech and UTEP game in the final round. If the Wolverines lose, they play the loser of that game in a third-place contest. Here's a look at Michigan's potential opponents in Atlantic City.

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Chantel Jennings: Syracuse will be season's first measuring stick

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BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

Players and coaches have referred to their matchup with Syracuse as a measuring stick of sorts. I suppose that would put their last three victories in the arena of sprigs or maybe those bugs that look like sticks.

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Notebook: Morris finds shot en route to double-double against Gardner-Webb

BY BEN ESTES

With 17:29 left in the first half of Sunday's men's basketball game, sophomore point guard Darius Morris took the ball on a fast-break and went all the way to the basket. He froze his defender with a staggering jump stop and athletically extended his arm to lay it in and give Michigan (3-0) a two-point lead that it wouldn't relinquish the rest of the game.

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Michigan downs Gardner-Webb in home blowout, Beilein earns 600th victory

BY LUKE PASCH

The Michigan men’s basketball team kicked it old school on Sunday afternoon.
In game two of the Legends Classic against Gardner-Webb, the team paid homage to a few of the program’s greats by donning their maize jerseys along with black sneakers and socks, a look that was popularized by the “Fab Five” in the early 1990s.

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Michigan downs Gardner-Webb in home blowout, Beilein earns 600th victory

BY LUKE PASCH

The Michigan men’s basketball team kicked it old school on Sunday afternoon. In game two of the Legends Classic against Gardner-Webb, the team paid homage to a few of the program’s greats by donning their maize jerseys along with black sneakers and socks, a look that was popularized by the “Fab Five” in the early 90s.

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Michigan looks to continue early-season roll in game two of Legends Classic

BY LUKE PASCH

On Sunday afternoon, Gardner-Webb (3-1), whose roster features just one player over 6-foot-7, comes to Ann Arbor for game two of the Legends Classic at 2 p.m.

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Michigan drops BGSU on the heels of a 22-5 run

Salam Rida/Daily

BY CHANTEL JENNINGS

Somehow (and even he’s unsure as to how it happened) junior guard Zack Novak is leading the Michigan men’s basketball team in blocks.

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Fouls help and hurt Wolverines in win over Falcons

BY ZAK PYZIK

The Michigan men's basketball team didn't need any extra points in its 69-50 win over Bowling Green on Thursday, especially uncontested ones. But getting to the foul line is something that the Wolverines must do in order to win the close games they found themselves in so frequently last season.

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Wolverines hope shooters stay hot in matchup with Bowling Green

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY BEN ESTES

In the 2008-09 season, the Michigan men’s basketball team shot 42.5 percent from the field, including 33.4 percent on three-point attempts. The next year, those numbers dipped to 41.6 percent and 29.9 percent, respectively.

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On men's basketball: Morris should run the point, Douglass the two guard

Jake Fromm/Daily

BY ZAK PYZIK

For an athlete, starting for any sports team normally reflects a coach's confidence in that athlete relative to other players. But starting for the Michigan men's basketball team — not so much. The first five on the floor aren’t always the best five, especially with Michigan coach John Beilein’s unconventional approach to using his roster.

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