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2 Friday November 14 2014/ Tip Off
ASKEAL PEVIEW TIP OFF 2014-15

7B FriayNovember 1, 2014/

TABLE OF
CONTENTS
4 B PLAYER
BREAKDOWN:
There's still
plenty of talent
on this team,
especially at
guard.
5B THE SHOT:
Michignfacd a
pivitol moment in
2011, but Stu
Douglass' shot
put the program
on the upswing
8 BEILEIN'S
PARADOX: Can
he do it again? It's
possible, but we
shouldn't expect
him to pull off the
magic again.
Cover by TERESA MATHEW
Infographic by NICK CRUZ

GET TO KNOW THE FRESHMEN
One word on why you chose Michigan: Winning Why you chose Michigan:
Favorite NBA Player? James Harden Family-oriented
Which teammate would make the best President? Favorite NBA Player? A lot. Right now Kevin Durant
I don't think I can pick one Which teammate would make the best President?
Favorite Movie? He Got Game Spike (Albrecht)
Pregame Superstition? Take a Shower Favorite Movie? Space Jam.
Pregame Superstition? No, not really
Why you chose Michigan: Opportunity
Favorite NBA Player? Dwya Wade Favorite NBA Player? Kobe Bryant. "I think he'll sur-
Which teammate would make the best President? p som peopls
That's a tough one. I can see Aostin (-latch) Which teammate would make the best President?
FavoiteMovi? FidayNigt LihtsI got to go with my man, Sean Lonergan.
Pregame Superstition? I pot my jersey, socks and stuff PavreMvepertitinTrNoe
the same way. Starting from the left to right. PeaeSprttoNn

One word on why you chose Michigan: Integrity
Favorite NBA Player? Kobe Bryant - in his prime
Which teammate would make the best President?
Either Andrew Dakich, or perhaps Spike Albrecht.
Favorite Movie? Saving Private Ryan
Pregame Superstition? Get shots up and listen to the
Dave Matthews Band

One word on why you chose Michigan: Excellence
Favorite NBA Player? Kevin Love
Which teammate would make the best President?
Ooh I don't know, probably Austin Hatch
Favorite Movie? Fight Club
Pregame Superstition? I need to eat. Nothing specifi-
cally.

STAFF PICKS
The Daily men's basketball
writers do their bestr_
to predict what will happenb-
in the world of college hoops
this season. Daniel Jake Simon Max Lev
Feldman Lourim Kaufman Bultman Facher
Michigan regular-season record 22-8 23-7 23-7 22-8 21-9
Mig e g r me are Ohio State Michigang Statee
BigTen second place Michigan n State Michigane
Big Ten third place Michigan Michigan State Nebraska Michigan Nebraska
Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan Slate Wisconsin Ohio State Ohio State Michigan State
.Big Ten MV Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Terran Petteway, Nebraska Kaminsky Petteway LeVert
BigTen Coach of the Year Bo Ryan Wisconsin Richard Pitino, Minnesota Ryan Thad Matta Ohio State Tim Miles, Nebraska
Bigfensurpriseteam Iowa Minnesota Maryland Minnesota Nebraska
Michigan MVPCaris LeVert Zak Irvin Irvin Irvin LeVert .
National Playerof the Year Kaminsky Jahll Okafor Duke Kaminsky Okafor Montrezl HarrellLouisvile
National Freshman of the Year Karl -Anthony Towns Kentucky Okafor Okafor Okafor Okafor
Michigan's season ends here Sweet 16 Elite tight Round of 32 Sweet 16 Round of 32
NCAA "Bracket Buster" Murray State Georgia State Colorado Georgia State Louisiana Tech
NCAA Final Four Kentucky Kansas Wisconsin Kentucky Arizona
North Carolina Kentucky Arizona Duke Duke
Villanova Iowa State Kentucky Arizona Iowa State
Florida Louisville Nebraska Kansas Virginia

Michigan would end up going
7-3 after beating the Spartans
to finish 9-9 in the Big Ten -
good for a tie for fourth in the
conference.
The Wolverines would beat
Michigan State again at home to
conclude the regular season.
Earning a first-round bye in the
Big Ten Tournament, Michigan
would cruise past Illinois in a
quarterfinals matchup to prove
itself worthy of an at-large NCAA
bid.
Garnering a No. 8 seed, the
Wolverines destroyed Tennessee
in the second round, 75-45, as
five players scored in double-
digits and two more tallied eight
points each in a laughingstock of
a second half.
Michigan would nearly topple

No. 1 Duke in the next round, but Michigan State. Without that shot, Beilein "I think winning that game
a Morris runner with two seconds But instead, the shot opened up might have lost his job. And who helped legitimize the growth
left missed, sealing a 73-71 win for doors for Michigan. knows what would have happened we were making as a program at
the Blue Devils. Soon, it was winning an NCAA next? that time in the eyes of fans and
Whiletheloss ended Michigan's Tournament game. Then, winning Without that shot, the success recruits," Douglass said.
season, it would have ended much a share of the Big Ten title. Soon of Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. The overlooked guard from
sooner were it not for Douglass' after, making it all the way to the and the Fresh Five might not have Carmel, Indiana,.hit the shot that
shot. NCAA Championship Game and come to fruition. saved the overlooked team.
Without his shot, Michigan the Elite Eight after that. Without that shot, Michigan Then, silence.
may not have snapped its six- The success fans associate with might not have flipped the script When the Breslin Center
game losing streak. It may not Michigan and Beilein would not against the Spartans and won five cleared out, where there had been
have snapped its losing streak at have existed without the shot. out of seven meetings since. chaos, there was calm.

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