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At one point during Michigan’s shocking loss to Penn State in Happy Valley, fans watched a visibly frustrated John Beilein get in Nik Stauskas’s face after the freshman presumably missed a defensive assignment. It was a side of Michigan’s coach fans are unfamiliar with — Beilein is more often seen putting his arm around a player and explaining than slamming his foot down and yelling, more the teacher than the disciplinarian.
Outbursts like that one will continue to be rare — the coach was back to his old self on Friday when talking about Michigan’s loss to Penn State, stressing that the coaching staff will be focusing on positive reinforcement leading into the Wolverines’ match-up on Sunday against Michigan State.
“What they need right now is positive reinforcement,” Beilein said Friday during a press conference. “We’re going to practice today, we’re going to watch very little of Penn State film and move on. That’s the best way, we feel, to approach this right now.”
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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.
Michigan Basketball (23-5, 10-5) will host Michigan State (22-6, 11-4) on Sunday at Crisler Center. Tip off is scheduled for 4pm and the game will be televised on CBS.
This will be the second time this season, but just the second time ever, that Michigan and Michigan State will engage each other in a battle of Top 10 teams. Michigan is currently ranked #4 (but would plummet in the...
Michigan basketball (24-5, 11-4) won an instant classic on Sunday afternoon against the Michigan State Spartans (22-7, 11-5), 58-57. Two late game steals by National Player of the Year candidate Trey Burke kept the Wolverines from blowing a 10-point 2nd half lead. With all of the offensive prowess that Burke displays, those two swipes may go down as his career highlights.
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...
Trey Burke and Caris LeVert both had strong performances in Michigan’s rematch victory over Michigan State. Burke led all scorers with 21 points, including the decisive steal and dunk, while LeVert stepped in for an injured Nik Stauskas with 11 points off of the bench. Watch both players in the embedded media players below:
LeVert after the jump.
John Beilein and Tim Hardaway Jr. were available to speak with the media in preparation for Michigan’s top-10 match-up with Michigan State at the Crisler Center on Sunday. The Wolverines’ painful loss to Penn State on the road was also addressed. You can watch both full press conferences using the embedded media players below. Hardaway is after the jump.
For the sixth episode of the UM Hoops Podcast, we had our engineer back but unfortunately we were down a co-host. Dave Merritt couldn’t be with me but we still managed to record a great show. I was joined by current Michigan basketball captain Josh Bartelstein as well as Chris Vannini from the excellent Michigan State blog The Only Colors.
With Josh, we addressed some of the difficulties...
Michigan limped into Sunday’s Michigan State rematch on life support. The Wolverines had been through the rigors of a treacherous Big Ten stretch and the after effects dragged them into an upset loss at Penn State. With Michigan State, which led by 31 points with 1:27 to play in the first meeting, coming to town there was little confidence among Wolverine faithful...
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over two game segments.
Trey Burke: 7 (Last Week: 9.5)
Against Illinois, Trey Burke was as good as it gets — 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 8 assists and one turnover. On Wednesday in Michigan’s horrible loss on the road to Penn State, Burke was quite good — but he turned the ball over. Burke...
Nik Stauskas needed 12 stitches to close a wound above his eye. (Photo: MGoBlog)
Nik Stauskas did not return to Michigan’s win over Michigan State on Sunday after taking an accidental Branden Dawson elbow, and Wolverines coach John Beilein said that there’s no official word on Stauskas’ status moving forward.
Stauskas was rushed to Michigan’s locker room, bleeding profusely...
Despite the Wolverines going 0-12 in triples, Trey Burke makes two super-plays in the last 30 seconds and Michigan beats Spartie!
Mitch McGary scored 11 points in Michigan’s one-point win over Michigan State on Sunday afternoon while Tim Hardaway Jr. tied Jordan Morgan for a team high seven rebounds. Watch both players in the embedded media player below:
Hardaway after the jump.
It was exactly the type of game that John Beilein's Michigan team had seemed incapable of winning.
The Wolverines missed every 3-pointer they took and were stuck in a bruising struggle against a physical Michigan State team. Then, in the final minute, Trey Burke made perhaps Michigan's biggest play of the season - on defense.
Burke's steal and dunk put the Wolverines...
Michigan has won a lot of games this season but the wins have rarely come ugly. The beautiful offense and lopsided score lines look great to pad a resume but...
The Michigan Wolverines nearly let a late 10-point lead turn into a heartbreaking loss against their arch-rivals, the Michigan State Spartans, on Sunday. But Trey Burke had other ideas.
With Nik Stauskas out after taking a Branden Dawson elbow early and the Wolverines unable to connect on a 3-pointer all day, Burke saved his team late — first, he put Michigan ahead in the closing...