Posted December 01, 2012 on
As Michigan prepared for its first true road test at Bradley this afternoon at 4 pm EST (ESPNU), Head Coach John Beilein continued to look at his lineup options.
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John Beilein spoke with the media after Michigan’s first road win of the season, a 74-66 victory over Bradley. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On Nik Stauskas starting: “He needs to have more practice with some of our early plays including coming out after timeouts. … If he hadn’t played such good defense...
Michigan had its most impressive offensive showing of the year versus North Carolina State, but John Beilein says his team can still perform better. In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed plans to add a low post element to the attack, the growth of Nik Stauskas and Mitch McGary, defensive versatility, the upcoming match up with Bradley, and more.
Michigan Basketball received a stiffer than expected test at Bradley on Saturday afternoon, but pulled out a 74-66 victory. Nik Stauskas paced the Wolverines with a career-high 22 points. With the win Michigan improves to 7-0 and will now head home for three consecutive games at Crisler.
3 Stars of the Game
1. Nik Stauskas was sensational. As mentioned above, he scored...
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection...
Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Stauskas scored a career high 22 points while Morgan notched a double-double. Watch the interviews in the embedded media player below:
It wasn’t easy but eventually Michigan pulled away from Bradley in front of 11,019 fans at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley gave the Wolverines a test in their first true road game but Michigan’s talent persevered and held on down the stretch for a 74-66 win. Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a career high 22 points in his first career start...
Michigan Football recruiting update: The Michigan coaches were in school with David Dawson (Detroit, Michigan) this week and subsequent to that visit they have re-offered him a scholarship. Dawson, who seemed to regret spurning the Wolverines for his Florida visit last month, is likely to make an official visit to U-M on December 14th. Dawson is ranked #87 overall and...
Michigan is headed to the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.
The bowl announced on Sunday afternoon that the Wolverines had accepted an invitation to play a Southeastern Conference team to be named later in the day. Most media projections had Michigan facing South Carolina.
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Brady Hoke's first season, though, raised expectations and now fans are left wondering what went wrong.
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Michigan looks to win its first road game of 2012-13 with a weekend trip to Peoria, Illinois to face the Bradley Braves. Tip off is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. eastern with Jim Barbar and Bruce Pearl on the call for ESPNU (or WatchESPN.com). Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.
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Michigan took a 34-30 lead into the half, then in the second stanza extended it to 16 and fought off a late Bradley rally. Nik Stauskas started and led the Wolverines with 22.
1) Michigan dominates the offensive glass
Michigan’s offensive rebounding helped turn the game in the first half. John Beilein opted to utilize multiple two-post looks and Michigan was able to rebound 40 percent of its missed shots for the game. The Wolverines were able to dominate Bradley’s front line physically and were able to get pretty much any rebound they wanted –...