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John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines deserve their expected number one ranking when the new polls are released Monday after knocking off Illinois in Champaign Sunday night.
#1 Duke was pummeled by Miami (FL) on Wednesday allowing the opportunity for Michigan to overtake the Blue Devils with a win Sunday. The Wolvies coasted to a 74-60 victory but may have suffered a costly loss in the meantime. Junior forward Jordan Morgan suffered a sprained ankle (according to the early diagnosis).
Beilein was unable to say shed anymore light on it.
“I don’t know. I know that he has a sprained ankle, that’s all I know so far. I know it was (bad enough that) he could not put weight on it.”
Morgan was hurt early in the first half of his 87th start in his college career. He had to be helped to the locker room. It seems likely that Morgan will miss time. Sophomore forward Jon Horford and redshirt freshman Max Bielfeldt. The Wolverines play Northwestern Wednesday, at Indiana Saturday and are back home on February 5th against Ohio State.
Michigan should be able to wallop Northwestern without Morgan, but will find it tough to beat the Hoosiers with the home-cooking that comes in Bloomington.
BEST OF MAXIM
For the first time since the Fab Five wore maize and blue uniforms, Michigan is the No. 1 team in the country.
After occupying spots two through five this season, the Wolverines finally moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 released this afternoon after a school-record 19-1 start. The Wolverines earned 51 first place votes ahead of Kansas with 13 and Florida with one.
Michigan basketball (19-1, 6-1) had a chance to become the #1 team in the nation earlier this season and lost at Ohio State. They did not blow their opportunity tonight. The Wolverines stuck it to the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-6, 2-5) in Champaign, 74-60.
How They Won
In the 2nd minute of the game, Michigan lost starting center Jordan Morgan to a rolled ankle. Against...
John Beilein faced the media after Michigan’s 14 point win at Illinois. Beilein addressed his team’s strong play, shared minor details on Jordan Morgan’s ankle sprain and gave his thoughts on a potential No. 1 ranking. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or find selected quotes after the jump.
“I’m really pleased about that win. I think...
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John Beilein isn't going to celebrate when Michigan officially becomes the top-ranked team in the nation Monday morning.
After 20 years, though, he knows that his fan base is going to enjoy it.
"This is great for our fans and it is going to be great for the coffee shops tomorrow," Beilein said on the postgame radio show following the Wolverines' 74-60 victory...
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John Beilein, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s Wednesday (6:30) game against Northwestern. Beilein reported that there’s still significant discoloration in Jordan Morgan’s ankle and he’s unlikely to practice today and doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game. Watch Beilein’s interview below and find Robinson and...