What You Need to Know About Michigan

Michigan is 24-11 on the season, 10-8 in Big 10 play, 15-3 at home, 3-8 on the road, and an impressive 6-0 in neutral games

Michigan is 24-11 on the season, 10-8 in Big 10 play, 15-3 at home, 3-8 on the road, and an impressive 6-0 in neutral games, very important in the NCAA Tournament.

To compare Oklahoma State is 20-12 overall, 9-9 in Big 12 play, 11-5 at home, 7-5 on the road, 2-2 in neutral games. 

Michigan is coached by John Beilein

Starters

#5 D.J. Wilson, F, 6-10, 240, Jr., Sacramento (Capital Christian School), Calf. Avg. 10.6 pts, 5.4 reb,1.3 asst.

#10 Derrick Walton, Jr., G, 6-1, 190, Sr., Detroit (Chandler Park Academy), Mich. Avg. 15.2 pts, 4.7 reb, 6.2 asst., 1.2 stl.

#12 Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, G, 6-4, 190, Allentown (Allentown Catholic), Pa. Avg. 9.1 pts, 2.8 reb, 1.9 asst, 1.0 stl.

#13 Moritz "Moe" Wagner, F, 6-11, 240, So., Berlin (Alba Berlin), Germany Avg. 12.0 pts, 4.2 reb, 1.0 stl.

#21 Zak Irvin, G/F, 6-6, 215, Sr., Fishers (Hamilton Southeastern), Ind. Avg. 12.8 pts, 4.5 reb, 3.0 asst, 1.9 stl.

Team Statistics

Averages

Points: Michigan 74.8 Opponents 65.5

Rebounds: 29.4 - 31.3

Assists: 13.8 - 11.3

Turnovers: 9.4 - 12.9

Steals: 5.9 - 4.3

Blocks: 2.8 - 2.4

Shooting Percentages

Field: 48% - 46%

3-Point: 38% - 38%

Free Throws: 77.5% - 68%

Important Note: In wins Michigan shoots seven percent higher from the field than they do in losses. That is the most dramatically different stat for Michigan in comparing wins and losses. 

Common Opponents:

Central Arkansas: Michigan beat UCA Dec. 13 in Ann Arbor 97-53; Oklahoma State beat UCA Nov. 14 in Stillwater 102-90.  

Texas: Michigan beat Texas Dec. 6 in Ann Arbor 53-50; Oklahoma State lost to Texas in Austin on Jan. 4, 82-79 and then beat Texas in Stillwater on Feb. 11, 84-71.

Maryland: Michigan lost to Maryland in Ann Arbor on Jan. 7, 77-70; Oklahoma State lost at Maryland on Dec. 3, 71-70. 


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