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Michigan coach John Beilein says the sky is not falling after losing to last-place Penn State.
Beilein does acknowledge that February was not ''kind'' to his team. He's hoping No. 4 Michigan bounces back to beat No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday at home.
The Wolverines lost four of seven games last month after winning 20 of its first 21 games and climbing to No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the first time in two decades. During the slump, Michigan got beat by 23 points against the Spartans and blew a 15-point lead Wednesday that allowed the Nittany Lions to win their first Big Ten game this season.
The ninth-ranked Spartans have been losing lately, too, losing two straight games for the first time this season.
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John Beilein was available during his post-game press conference to talk about his team’s 58-57 win over Michigan State. He mentioned that he had not received any news about Nik Stauskas regarding a potential concussion resulting from the elbow Stauskas took in the first half. You can watch the full presser below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
John Beilein joined the rest of the Big Ten coaches on the weekly teleconference on Monday morning. You can read selected notes and quotes from the call below.
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Hardaway after the jump.
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