Michigan’s John Beilein Demonstrating His Magic As Big Ten Basketball Coach

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John Beilein is probably having his best coaching season so far for the Michigan Wolverines. Coming into the Nebraska game, Michigan was 10-4 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Nebraska entered the game 7-0 at home this season. But […]

Mitch McGary Needs To Play Complete Game For Michigan Wolverines To Be Competitive

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Mitch McGary played a complete game for the Michigan Wolverines in their 107-53 NCAA basketball romp Saturday over Houston Baptist. He wasn’t the leading scorer, in fact four other Wolverines scored more points. But he was the best player for Michigan for […]

Branden Dawson Needs To Be Key Rebounder For Michigan State

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Branden Dawson needs to realize one of the aspects of his game for Michigan State if he hasn’t already: He’s going to help Michigan State contend for a national title if he stays consistent on his rebounding. Dawson had a […]

Caris LeVert Needs To Be One Of Michigan Wolverines’ Most Reliable Shooters

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Caris LeVert is trying to prove himself to be as a much of dangerous scoring guard as Nik Stauskas is for the Michigan Wolverines. If he can do that, the Wolverines might have as much success as they did a year […]

Keith Appling Needs To Be Dominating Player For Michigan State

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Keith Appling matched a career high Monday when he scored 25 points for Michigan State in an 82-67 win over Portland. Now that Michigan State is ranked No. 1 in the country in NCAA basketball, Appling is probably going to […]

Michigan Wolverines Have To Learn How To Win Tough Road Games

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Iowa State is not a bad NCAA basketball team and there’s no shame in losing to the Cylones on their home floor, but the Michigan Wolverines, who lost 77-70 Sunday to ISU, and talented Wolverine sophomore Nik Stauskas learned a valuable lesson […]

Adreian Payne Needs To Show Michigan State Spartans How To Handle High Ratings

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Michigan State might get the No. 1 spot from the NCAA basketball polls next week after its victory over Kentucky earlier this week. But Friday night, Michigan State learned the potential hazards of being the No. 1 ranked team. The Spartans held off Columbia 62-53 in what […]

Preview and Predictions For Memphis Tigers

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The Memphis Tigers appear to have the talent to have a fun first season in the American Athletic Conference under coach Josh Pastner. The Tigers are coming off a 31-5 record from last year and 16-0 Conference USA. The Tigers had the best defense last season […]

Preview and Predictions for UCLA Basketball

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Pac-12 championships are rewarding at UCLA, but they’re not enough as coach Ben Howland found out last season. His team won the Pac-12, but lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. That was not good enough for his […]

Preview and Predictions For Colorado Buffaloes Basketball

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The University of Colorado has never been considered a basketball school, until the past couple of seasons, that is. The mere thought of the Buffaloes being a national power and maybe going as far as the Elite Eight in the […]

Preview and Predictions For Michigan State Basketball

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Coach Tom Izzo considers it long overdue for Michigan State to make an appearance in the Final Four. Izzo has the talent to get that far this season. Usually, an Izzo-coached team reaches its expectations, which is why they’ll be cutting […]

Preview and Predictions For Michigan Wolverine Basketball

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It might be asking too much for the Michigan Wolverines to duplicate or improve on what they did last season when they were 31-8 and lost in the NCAA national championship game. Now that Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway have departed […]