Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/23/12
NEW YORK A thundering "Beat Ohio" chant filled Madison Square Garden on Friday night during the final 30 seconds of Michigan's 71-57 win over Kansas State in the Preseason NIT championship game. As one might expect on the final weekend of any November, the Wolverines fan base is mentally locked in on the football team's rivalry game against unbeaten Ohio State on Saturday and little else. But after the annual showdown with the Buckeyes has passed, someone's going to have to remind the Wolverines faithful that they have a pretty good basketball team, too. Because John Beilein's No. 4-ranked squad is one of the best in the country, and it proved it against two solid programs this week in Manhattan. "When you go to the University of Michigan, you work at Michigan, you talk about championships a lot, and being champions," Beilein said Friday. "So whenever we have a chance to do something like this, we embrace it and go for it like there were no other games in the season." After g...
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