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John Beilein and Jordan Morgan (photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Michigan closed out the second of it’s two preseason exhibition games with a conclusive victory over crosstown counterparts Wayne State. Hot off a 73-point trouncing of Concordia, the Wolverines were looking to maximize on momentum before tipping off the regular season Friday Nov. 8 against Mass Lowell. Michigan took care of business closing out Wayne State in convincing fashion, 79-60. A few key items worth noting:
1. Keep an eye out for Caris Levert
He’s put forth two stellar performances in Michigan’s exhibition games, sporting a double-double in the first, followed by a solid double-figures showing in the second. His length and speed make him a catalyst both on defense and the fast break. Levert’s lethality is epitomized by his crafty passing ability, rare among your average everyday 6’6” swingman. The most important factor for Levert this season is whether he sees sufficient playing time to develop prope...
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John Beilein met with the media after Michigan’s season opening win against UMass Lowell on Friday evening. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or read the transcript below.
Opening statement: “I’ve known Pat Duquette for a long time at UMass Lowell and turning around a program in Division I is quite a challenge, but he’s got a great plan...
Last season, Michigan was the last team in the country to lose a game: the National Championship against Louisville in Atlanta. After a long offseason of waiting and excitement, the Wolverines finally return to their first meaningful game action at the Crisler Center on Friday, November 8th, 2013, where before tipoff there will be a special ceremony for the raising of the 2012...
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein sat down with Sam Webb to preview Friday's opener with UMass-Lowell. The Wolverines' headman updates Mitch McGary's status, discusses his starting line-up, the versatility he has offensively this year with multiple pick & roll options, and much much more.
Michigan coach John Beilein went small for Friday night’s season opener against UMass Lowell as sophomore wing Caris LeVert started over senior forward Jordan Morgan. Offensively, the Wolverines have some kinks to work out despite the victory (VIDEO included).
On Friday, before the Wolverines take on UMass Lowell in their first regular-season game, they will have a chance to reflect on one of the greatest seasons in Michigan basketball history.
They will do this by watching a Final Four banner be raised to the rafters of the Crisler Center (at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before tip off). And for a moment, undoubtedly, John Beilein will feel...
Michigan 69, UMass Lowell 42 | Photo Gallery | Beilein Video & Quotes | Player Interviews | Box Score
It took Michigan a while to realize that the regular season had started but eventually the Wolverines regained their form and topped UMass Lowell, 69-42.
Last year’s Michigan team set unfair an unfair precedent for non-conference performance. That group lost...
Michigan coach John Beilein announced sophomore forward Mitch McGary is out for Friday’s season opener against UMass Lowell. Beilein didn’t announce who will start and where but did elaborate on the redshirt situation for freshman forward Mark Donnal.
Instead of our regular-season staple, Five Key Plays, we will continue analyzing the exhibition season by examining four salient points we learned from game action. Here are the highlights from Michigan’s 79-60 exhibition victory over Wayne State on Monday evening.
This team can shoot
Michigan had six different players hit 3-pointers on Monday night and at one point...
John Beilein hopes his team has learned the right lessons from last season's NCAA tournament run, when Michigan came within a few points of a national title.
''The harder thing is making us all recall - including the coaching staff - how focused we were as we went down the stretch, with all the atmosphere, the environment,'' Beilein said. ''How do we...
College basketball is back as teams around the country tip-off their seasons this evening. Here are some good reads from around the web that caught our eye on the season’s first day. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
Brendan Quinn profiles Jordan Morgan’s recovery for MLive: “I was not the same player at all,” he said, hunched, leaning forward, voice lowered. “It was very difficult...
Michigan still doesn’t know when it will have its All-American big man back in the lineup. The one thing we do know: Mitch McGary will not be playing in tomorrow night’s regular-season opener against UMass Lowell. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
“He’s not going to play (tomorrow), no,” John Beilein said during his press conference this afternoon. When asked about McGary’s progress...
Michigan basketball is back. Seven months ago the Wolverines walked off the floor at the Georgia Dome after falling short against Louisville in the National Championship. It feels like yesterday, but Michigan finally has a chance to move on as it tips off the 2013-14 season at the Crisler Center tonight.
The Wolverines will hold a Final Four banner raising ceremony...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - John Beilein hopes his team has learned the right lessons from last season's NCAA tournament run, when Michigan came within a few points of a national title.
"The harder thing is making us all recall - including the coaching staff - how focused we were as we went down the stretch, with all the atmosphere, the environment," Beilein said. "...