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Nkem Ezurike key to Michigan's success

Updated: November 17, 2012, 12:32 AM ET
By Graham Hays

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bend but don't break is one way to survive in the postseason. Michigan went with bend and break against Portland.

The Wolverines bent early and often against an opponent that built a championship legacy on the strength of possession and passing. But Wolverines junior forward Nkem Ezurike broke the Pilots on this night.

Behind a goal and two assists from Ezurike, Michigan upset No. 4 seed Portland 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. ...

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