The Wolverine

April 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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  men's basketball The media picked Hardaway — who finished 11th in the conference scoring race with a 14.1 average — for the second team. "Tim is a great example of someone who works really hard to be the player that he is," Beilein said. "This is all about his diligence, his preparation to be a good player, and I'm really happy for Tim as well." Hardaway also serves as Michigan's representative among the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honorees. Burke and Hardaway give Michigan two All-Big Ten first-teamers in the same year for the first time since Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard both made it in 1994. The Wolverines might not have to wait that long for it to happen again, considering the recent talent influx into Ann Arbor. For the third straight year, U-M had someone earn All-Freshman honors. Glenn Robinson III garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten, and joined Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Michigan State's Gary Harris, Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin's Sam Dekker on the all-rookie squad. Redshirt junior Jordan Morgan made the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, along with Indiana's Victor Oladipo, Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott of Ohio State, and Wisconsin's Jared Berggren. "Seeing that Jordan missed four or five of the games with his injury, him getting on the all-defensive team is a big honor for us and, more importantly, for him," Beilein said. "He has taken a mentality that he is a defender who also helps us on offense. Being the leader for us on defense has helped us be successful." The Wolverines counted on advancing past the early round games in Auburn Hills this season. With the conference player of the year, and a pair of first-team all-league performers, those hopes appeared built on a firm foundation. Trey Burke Tops 1,000-Point Mark With Huge Effort The win meant more than anything to sophomore point guard Trey Burke, a 71-58 victory over Illinois at Crisler Center Feb. 24 that kept the Wolverines in the Big Ten race. Nobody could ignore the milestone, however. Burke's incredibly efficient effort — 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and an 8-of-10 performance from the free throw line — pushed him past the 1,000-point mark for his career. With eight assists and only one turnover in 39 minutes of action, he put a team-first stamp on an afternoon of individual achievement. "He's not hogging shots," U-M head coach John Beilein said. "There are some games he'll talk with me and say, 'Coach, I should have shot less than that.' He's playing the game the right way. He has this confidence about when it's time for him to go in and get buckets or shoot a three. "His combination of being both a shooter and playmaker has been big for us. He's only the seventh player ever to score 1,000 in two years, and there have been some pretty good players roll through here. That says

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