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No. 5 Michigan opens its season tomorrow against Slippery Rock. Coach John Beilein discussed The Rock and the Wolverines focus going into their first game of 2012-13. Beilein also discussed the lineup and rotations to start the season, Stauskas’ injury situation, Burke and Albrecht playing in the same back court, and more. ***Full Video of the Press conference included***
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Elsewhere in the college basketball world there will be games at military bases and aircraft carriers but Michigan will open its season in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines host Slippery Rock, a school most associated with scoreboard updates at Michigan stadium, to begin the 2012-13 campaign. The Wolverines were nearly flawless in exhibition play and hope to carry...
John Beilein previewed Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock this afternoon with the media. Beilein made it clear that he won’t overlook the Division II opener and also relayed some injury news. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas is dealing with back spasms and is “probably questionable” while Jon Horford is expected to be in the rotation Friday.
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John Beilein is heading into uncharted territory.
For the first time since he began climbing the Division I coaching ladder, Beilein is entering his sixth season with the same school. And what a campaign it could be. His Michigan Wolverines are coming off a Big Ten championship and start 2012-13 ranked fifth in the country, opening the season against Division II Slippery Rock in...
Who: Slippery Rock (0-0) at Michigan (0-0)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 9th, 2012
TV: BTN.com/MGoBlue All-Access
More: Beilein preview video; Morgan, Bartelstein previews
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Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Jon Horford met with the media after Michigan’s 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday evening. Hardaway led the way with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds while Burke added 21 points and eight assists. Jon Horford saw his first action of the season while recovering from a knee injury.
Burke and Horford after the jump.
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Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 62
For about 10 minutes, Slippery Rock looked like a team ready to provide a challenge for No. 5 ranked Michigan. The Rock played physical basketball, didn’t look overmatched and hit some early shots to hang around. Eventually Michigan’s talent and depth was just too much for its Division II foe. The Wolverines stretched their...