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- Illinois Game Wrap: Recap / Photo Gallery / Five Key Plays / Beilein Presser
- 2012 Big Ten Tournament Information
Tie breakers, bracket, more
- Bracketology – ESPN
Still a No. 3 seed, still in the East (Boston) region and opening in Nashville. Updated first round opponent: Nevada
- Jerry Palm Bracketology – CBS
Updated late last night, also with Michigan as a No. 3 seed in the East, opening in Nashville against Davidson.
- The inside scoop on the nation’s top teams from the ACC, Big East, more
Seth Davis quotes conference coaches on various contenders, one of which really hates Wisconsin. Here’s his blurb on Michigan: The Wolverines are dangerous because they shoot the ball so well and stay within their sets, but they can also lay an egg because they rely so much on threes. You almost have to play small with them because they force you to. If you have a big man, it’s hard to guard them because everybody will step out and score. I don’t think Tim Hardaway Jr. is a tough kid. He just wants to shoot jumpers. If you have a dominant person inside, you can go right at them because they’re not real big. Hardaway has not had the kind of year we were all expecting, but he has an uncanny ability to make threes late even when he’s not shooting well. Trey Burke is the best guard in our league, and Jordan Morgan is much better offensively than he was last year. They don’t scare you defensively. They’ll get after you and compete, but you can run your stuff and score on them.
- Why Is the Big Ten Sooooooo Slow?
WSJ on slow Big Ten basketball (H/T MGoBlog)
- Making the best of it
Chantel Jennings profiles Ben Cronin
- Cleveland Cavaliers sign G Manny Harris to second 10-day contract
Manny clinging to a spot in Cleveland
- Home-Court Edge Begins With Ball
Brian discussed this quite a bit in his Illinois post-game but Michigan uses the rather unique “The Rock” branded basketball in games.