Found December 12, 2012 on UM Hoops:
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins summarized the expectations for his team’s match-up with Michigan on Saturday quite accurately: “People thought this would be a marquee national game,” Huggins said. “And we haven’t held up our end of the bargain.” It’s hard to imagine two teams having more more divergent experiences this season than West Virginia and Michigan. The Mountaineers entered this year with relatively high expectations, returning talented big man Deniz Kilicli as well as obtaining a slew of skilled transfers. However, West Virginia lost its first regular-season game against Gonzaga by 34 points and looked like it needed a lot of work. After beating Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Mountaineers appeared to be righting the ship — until Tuesday, when they fell to Duquesne for the first time since 1993. Michigan, on the other hand, enters the match-up undefeated and has so far, if possible, exceeded the high expectations it held to start the year. While Bob Huggins sounded exhaus...

Bob Huggins Post Game – Duquesne

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins met with the media following WVU’s 60-56 loss on Tuesday evening to Duquesne. The loss drops the Mountaineers to 4-4 overall with a huge game this weekend against #3 Michigan.   Video via

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John Beilein spoke with the media after his team’s 67-39 win over Binghamton on Tuesday. The coach talked about how he was able to tinker with lineups, how he keeps his players preparing diligently for less-than-stellar competition and more. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump. Opening...

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West Virginia to provide tough pre-Big Ten test for Michigan

West Virginia enters Saturday’s game against Michigan in Brooklyn with plenty of issues. The Mountaineers have had significant trouble scoring points this season, with an effective field goal percentage of just 42. Their 3-point shooting percentage is among the worst in the country at 26 percent. They have lost to Gonzaga — badly, Davidson, Oklahoma and, most recently, Duquesne...

Michigan-West Virginia Preview

John Beilein was given the opportunity to turn Michigan back into a national championship contender because of the success he achieved while coaching at West Virginia. Beilein faces his former school for the first time when his third-ranked Wolverines try to remain undefeated Saturday night against the Mountaineers in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at Barclays Center. "...

Shifting Perspectives

This West Virginia-Michigan clash was supposed to be a marquee national game. But now, in a twist, it becomes “a great deal more than that,” for the Mountaineers, according to Bob Huggins.

A Chance To Look Back

The Barclays Center may be a sparkling new arena, but for those who followed West Virginia basketball in the mid-2000s, it may feel like a time machine this weekend, as Michigan coach John Beilein said his Wolverines resemble the teams he coached at WVU.

Role Reversal

Bob Huggins said he’s “all for it” if West Virginia’s Aaric Murray and Kevin Noreen continue to take solid shots from three-point range. Because, Huggins said, it’s not the first time in his coaching career that the frontcourt might shoot it better than the backcourt.

No. 3 Michigan cruises past Binghamton

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan did everything they needed to do Tuesday night. No one got hurt, the bench players all got to play and they played quickly enough that everyone could get home in time to study for finals. Oh, and they beat Binghamtom 67-39 in a game that was probably less competitive than an intrasquad scrimmage. "This is nice because we played good defense and...

Game 10: Binghamton at Michigan Open Thread

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Game 10: Binghamton at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Binghamton (2-8) at No. 3 Michigan (9-0) Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI) When: 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 TV: BTN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, Sirius 123, XM 190 More: Pick to Click, Glenn Robinson III talks growth, Beilein looks back at first nine games Michigan’s game against Binghamton tonight is the type that you hope to avoid when...

Game 11: Michigan vs. West Virginia Preview

Basics Who: No. 3 Michigan (10-0) vs. West Virginia (4-4) Where: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) When: 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15th, 2012 TV: ESPN / Watch ESPN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 More: Michigan heads back to New York City for the second time in a month to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. John Beilein left Morgantown six years...
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