Everything fell into place for No. 10 Michigan. Just another day at the Big Ten Tournament for the Wolverines as they rolled past Iowa 74-53 on Friday night.
Seeking its third consecutive Big Ten tourney title, third-seeded Michigan advanced to the semifinals for the fourth straight year. It will go for its third win against Minnesota this season when it takes on the surprising Gophers on Saturday afternoon. Full story
Dan Vasko covered the game for Hawkeye Headquarters. Here are some of the highlights:
Final report from the United Center as the #Hawkeyes fall to Michigan in the quarterfinals. Hear what the team had to say after the game. #B1GTourney @HawkeyeHQ pic.twitter.com/y2uC1msc3a— Dan Vasko (@danvasko) March 16, 2019
Despite a loss in the quarterfinals, @iamtc25 says they have the guys to bounce back in the NCAA tournament. Confidence is still high amongst the group#Hawkeyes#B1GTourney @HawkeyeHQ pic.twitter.com/kpsCiN5YQY— Dan Vasko (@danvasko) March 16, 2019
What was the first thing Fran McCaffery said to his #Hawkeyes after their #B1GTourney loss tonight? Let him tell you. pic.twitter.com/BkqtV4EtBY— HawkeyeHQ.com’s Ryan Jaster (@Hawkologist) March 16, 2019
Wolverines putting this out of reach. #Hawkeyes have gone cold, lost defensive communication.
Michigan looks pretty poised for a semifinal date with Minnesota.— Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) March 16, 2019
Everything working for Michigan here in the 2nd half. Tearing apart Iowa’s zone. Wolverines lead 59-35— Dan Vasko (@danvasko) March 16, 2019
Michigan with 11 points off turnovers at the break. #Hawkeyes with zero. Of course, it helps that the Wolverines only have one turnover. #B1GTourney— HawkeyeHQ.com’s Ryan Jaster (@Hawkologist) March 16, 2019
Hawkeyes with some costly turnovers, and have left way too many open opportunities on the perimeter. Wolverines killing them from deep. Michigan leads 40-27 at the break— Dan Vasko (@danvasko) March 16, 2019
Love Iowa’s gameplan early on. Pound the ball inside, take it to the rack if they get a lane on the perimeter.— Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) March 16, 2019
In tonight’s “causation or correlation” stat for #Hawkeyes vs #GoBlue I give you this:
Michigan is 5-5 when committing 17 fouls or more, 22-0 with 16 or fewer infractions.
Getting Teske in foul trouble was a huge key in Iowa’s win in February. Could be again tonight.— Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) March 16, 2019
#Hawkeyes are 8-point underdogs to Michigan tonight in the #B1GTourney quarterfinals.
KenPom has #GoBlue 75-67, giving Iowa just a 24 percent likelihood of winning.— Adam Rossow (@AdamJRossow) March 15, 2019
One last tidbit from last night’s game. Hawkeye and Illini fans made their presence known at the United Center. Seemingly the biggest crowd of round two. @Nicholas_Baer took notice#B1GTourney pic.twitter.com/y5AxbBfpJx— Dan Vasko (@danvasko) March 15, 2019