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  1. U-M commits excited about Final Four

    Michael Rothstein

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Derrick Walton Jr. and Zak Irvin will be teammates next season. This past weekend, that bond grew a little more. As their future school, Michigan, upset Kansas in the Sweet 16, decimated Florida in the Elite Eight and made its ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  2. 2013 NCAA tournament - Adreian Payne's search for understanding a...

    Michael Rothstein

    Adreian Payne had a simple question for everything: Why? It caused early friction at Michigan State but also helped him grow into an NBA-caliber talent, writes Michael Rothstein.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  3. Michigan Wolverines freshmen finding their footing at 2013 NCAA t...

    Michael Rothstein

    Michigan's freshmen have shown in spurts what they're capable of, but rarely all at the same time. If the first weekend of the NCAA tournament was any indication, the Wolverines' youngsters have caught up to the learning curve at just the right time.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  4. 2013 NCAA tournament -- Michigan State Spartans' Keith Appling OK...

    Michael Rothstein

    Michigan State junior point guard Keith Appling, who injured his left knee and right shoulder in separate injuries this weekend, should be "fine" to play in the Sweet 16, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  5. MSU versatility keys rout of Memphis

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- There are times Michigan State wants to slow it down, power the ball inside, take a team's attempt at being tough, laugh and move on. These are the hallmarks of a Tom Izzo outfit: toughness, rebounding and a team tha...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  6. McGary offers new dimension for Michigan

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Visions of Mitch McGary's past came bubbling up Saturday afternoon as he stood waiting to set a screen for his point guard, Trey Burke. The Michigan freshman forward stood firmly, and Briante Weber had no chance. He ran rig...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Mich. St. 70, Memphis 48

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Some thoughts after third-seeded Michigan State knocked off No. 6 seed Memphis 70-48 in a round of 32 game in the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overview: This was a complete antithesis of style from the first game of the day in wh...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 78, VCU 53

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quick thoughts from fourth-seeded Michigan's 78-53 win over No. 5 seed VCU on Saturday from the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overview: Havoc? The only havoc caused in this game Saturday was from Michigan. The Wolverine...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  9. VCU will be a tough matchup for Michigan

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- VCU has spent much of this season flustering opposing point guards, sending them into various states of disarray and their "Havoc" defense wreaked, well, havoc on the plans of opponents all season long. The Rams, th...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  10. Michigan finds options beyond Burke

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan's coaches emphasized something like this all season long, and occasionally they would see it. A glimpse in practice here. A stretch during a game there. During portions of scrimmages in which they sat point guard Tr...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 71, SDSU 56

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quick thoughts from fourth-seeded Michigan's 71-56 win over No. 13 seed South Dakota State. Overview: In some ways, Michigan has waited all season for something like this. The Wolverines hadn't needed much help since poin...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  12. Memphis' Pastner wins first NCAA game

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Josh Pastner walked out of the tiny Memphis locker room late Thursday afternoon, saw the crowd of media waiting and tried to gather them in a huddle. The 35-year-old appears forever happy, working through media lines and all...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Mich. St. 65, Valparaiso 54

    Michael Rothstein

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Quick thoughts from No. 3 Michigan State's 65-54 win against No. 14 Valparaiso in a round of 64 game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overview: Valparaiso came out with energy, with focus and, for 10 minutes, a decent defensiv...

    Blog | March 21, 2013