Jan 22, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Glenn Robinson III (1) goes to the basket in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Crisler Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan — Game Notes


GBMWolverine Basketball TidbitsPosted at 10:00am — 2/23/2014

Michigan Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan — Game Notes

Game Day: Michigan State at Michigan

• Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
• Tip: 12:06 p.m.
• Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
• Arena: Crisler Center (12,707) – Sold Out — (Maize Out)
• TV Broadcast: CBS
• TV Crew: Verne Lundquist (p-by-p) & Bill Raftery (analyst)
• U-M Radio: Detroit (WWJ, 950 AM) | Ann Arbor (WTKA, 1050 AM)
• U-M Radio Crew: Matt Shepard (p-by-p) & Terry Mills (analyst)
• Satellite Radio: Sirius: 91 | XM: 91 | Note: Michigan Home Radio broadcast

Just a friendly reminder:

If anybody has seen Captain Glenn Robinson III (GRIII) today could you please tell him we have a game today … Thank You!

Inside Today’s Game

As many big games for Michigan this is a “Maize Out” for all Michigan fans to participate in, but shouldn’t be the only games. Which means every game should be a “Maize Out” for all fans because of how the colors pop on the TV.

Since that game Michigan hasn’t done so well down the stretch going 3-3 and MSU has went 4-3.

Since that game has been played Nik has went cold with the help of his opponent playing tough face-guard defense against him. LeVert has taken over as the go to guy, and Zak Irvin still isn’t afraid of putting up the ball.

Earlier this Season — Michigan was Victorious at Michigan State

Remember that tough stretch Michigan had where they played and beaten three top 10 teams in a row and defeated the Spartans 80-75, inside the Breslin Center.

The biggest advantage Michigan had in that game was their shooting. They shot 22/50 from the floor (44 percent), converting on 11/19 three-point (57.9 percent).

Jan 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) drives to the basket against Michigan State Spartans forward Gavin Schilling (34) during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 25, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) drives to the basket against Michigan State Spartans forward Gavin Schilling (34) during the 1st half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Walton Jr. was huge in this game when he set his career best so far in his young college career with 19 points on 4/7 shooting, five rebounds, and four assists. Also shot and sealed the game for Michigan shooting 9/10 from the free throw line, including 8/9 from the charity stripe in the final two minutes of the game.

Nik Stauskas was still hot then as well having 19 points, 7/12 shooting, including going 5/6 from the three point line, along with having four assists.

Inside the Game:

Michigan Coach: John Beilein | 140-92 (seventh season) | 691-410 (36th season)
Michigan State Coach: Tom Izzo | 460–182 (19th season) | 460–182 (19th season)
Series History: Today’s game is the second meeting between the intrastate rivals after Michigan claimed a victory in the first game 80-75 at the Breslin Center (Jan. 25). Overall, Michigan leads the series 96-76 and carries a 59-28 record in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines, who have won five of the last seven in the overall series, have won their last three straight at Crisler Center with two of those victories decided by a single point — 60-59 (Jan. 17, 2012) and 58-57 (March 3, 2013).

Feb 16, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to a play during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 16, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to a play during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

About the Opponent — The Michigan State Spartans

I am betting the broadcasters will mention 1,203,204 times on how Tom Izzo is such a great coach and being able to limp his team into this game. Probably mention just as many times how many injuries they have had this year including hangnail numbers and likely won’t mention to often unless they see Mitch McGary on the sidelines waving a towel or holding a sign about him being out along with the fact Michigan lost two NBA first round picks last season which one of them was the player of the year in college basketball.

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