Michigan earns a share of the Big Ten Title

Michigan celebrates a win over Northwestern earlier this season and now celebrate a Big Ten Championship. Photo Credit Dylan Burkhardt

Step aside Michigan State and Ohio State the Michigan basketball team is joining you atop of the Big Ten Conference.

With the Wolverines (23-8, 13-5 Big Ten) 71-65 win over Penn State (12-19, 4-14 Big Ten) and the Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5 Big Ten) last second 72-70 win over the Spartans (24-7, 13-5 Big Ten) on Sunday the three teams all tied with the same Big Ten record giving them all a share of the title. Continue reading

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No time to Celebrate

 

Columbus, Ohio native Trey Burke (left) and sophomore Tim Hardaway Jr. (right) hug after beating Ohio State. Photo Credit: Melaine Maxwell / Ann Arbor.com

After beating rival No. 8 Ohio State Saturday night the No. 13 rated Michigan basketball team is feeling pretty good.

The Wolverines are currently third in the Big Ten and has their best rank nationally since 1997.

That is all fine and great but it won’t mean a thing if they can’t finish out the Big Ten schedule.

Yes, it has the easier road to finish out the season in comparison to No. 6 Michigan State and the Buckeyes, but the Big Ten this season is one of, if not, the best conference and Michigan has to hit the road for three of the last four games.

Starting Tuesday the Wolverines head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to face a desperate Northwestern team who is ridding the bubble for a tournament bid and a win Tuesday could secure that bid. Continue reading

No. 23 Wolverines outmatched by No. 9 Spartans

No. 23 Michigan was exposed by No. 9 Michigan State during its 64-54 loss to its rivals from East Lansing

Green (23) rebounds over Morgan (52) during Michigan's 64-54 loss to the Spartans. Photo Credit: Associated Press

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The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten) were outrebounded, outscored and outmatched by the rival Spartans (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) end the three-game winning streak over their rivals. Continue reading

Michigan records top five recruiting class in the Nation

Kyle Kalis headlined Michigan's No. 4 ranked recruiting class. Photo Credit: elevenwarriors.com

It was a big day for the Michigan football program Wednesday as it turned in its best recruiting class since 2005.

According to scouts.com the Wolverines ranked No. 4 in the nation just behind rival Ohio State. It’s the programs best recruiting class since ranking No. 2 in 2005. Continue reading

Home Sweet Home

Burke (3) shoots over Will Sheehey during No. 22 Michigan's 68-56 win over No. 20 Indiana in Crisler Arena. Photo Credit: Angela Cesere/ annarbor.com

It’s been home sweet home for the No. 22 Michigan basketball team as it improved to 13-0 in Crisler Arena Wednesday.

Freshman guard Trey Burke and the Wolverines (17-6, 7-3 Big Ten) got some revenge against No. 20 Indiana with a 68-56 win that was led by Burke’s 18 points, four rebounds and four assists. Continue reading

No. 20 Wolverines outmatched by No. 4 Ohio State

 

Burke (3) driving on Aaron Craft as Michigan offense struggles during 64-49 loss at Ohio State. Photo Credit: Jay LaPrete/ AP

Foul trouble and rebounds haunted No. 20 Michigan in its fifth road loss of the season at No. 4 Ohio State 64-49.

Senior guard Zack Novak and sophomore forward Jordan Morgan and fellow sophomore forward Evan Smotrycz all had four fouls in the game forcing them to play safe on defense. Continue reading

Burke heads to The School Up North

Trey Burke celebrates win over Michigan State. Photo Credit: Carlos Osorio

Saturday afternoon No. 20 Michigan will travel to Columbus, Ohio to play rival No. 3 Ohio State for first place in the Big Ten.

But for one Wolverine this game means more than first place and a win over a hated rival.
For freshman guard Trey Burke it’s a chance to come home and show his family and friends he made the right choice by leaving his hometown Columbus, Ohio for Ann Arbor.

“It’s a game I’m definitely looking forward to,” Burke said. “Just the opportunity to go back home and play is big.”

Burke turned away from a lot when he choose to head to, what former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes called U of M, ‘that school up north.’

Burke had all the reason to stay home and play for the Buckeyes.

Not only has OSU been on top of the Big Ten lately but his best friend growing up is the team leader.

Burke and Jared Sullinger became best friends in elementary school and in high school during Burke’s junior season the two led Northland High School to national No. 1 ranking by ESPN HS and USA Today before losing in the regional finals to Lincoln High School.

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