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John Beilein joined the rest of the Big Ten coaches on the weekly teleconference on Monday. Michigan’s coach talked about his team’s win over Illinois, as well as Glenn Robinson III’s latest award. Beilein also provided a brief update on Jordan Morgan, who will receive X-rays today. Read the full transcript below.
Opening statement: “We really had a good win yesterday at Illinois. Illinois has a great tradition there and a very good basketball team. We really felt good about getting away from there with a win. As everyone knows, to win on the road is very difficult, and for our team to do this is a very positive step in the right direction.”
On Jordan Morgan’s health: “If he’s able to go, we’ll need every man on deck for Northwestern, without question. He was going to have X-rays this morning. We got back very late last night. That’s a big downside of the new Sunday night game — we got back at midnight and we didn’t have time to X-ray then but he’s going t...
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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...
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...
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 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...
For this podcast we violated, pretty egregiously, John Beilein’s mantra of taking each game as it comes; Dave and I spent the entirety of our conversations with the guests on Michigan’s match-up against Indiana on Saturday. We didn’t get to Wednesday’s game against Northwestern until much later in the show.
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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...
John Beilein acknowledged Monday afternoon that he had quite a few text messages on his phone.
The Michigan coach just hadn't checked them yet.
"I've been absorbed in Northwestern tape," Beilein said.
The Wolverines are No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the first time since their Fab Five days 20 years ago, but Beilein is determined not to get carried away...
Big Ten play hasn’t been the easiest of times for Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas as teams pay more and more attention to the sharp shooting Canadian. But as he and his coach continue to say, his development is all a process—which will continue this evening at Illinois (6 PM EST, BTN).
In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed his team's victory over Illinois, the program;s rise to #1 as well as his own, the addition of more low post play to the offense, why he isn't thinking about taking Jordan Morgan out of the starting line up, the upcoming match up with Northwestern, and more.
Sitting atop the rankings, the Michigan Wolverines present a tough challenge for Northwestern. The key for the Wildcats' chances is shutting down point guard Trey Burke; a difficult duty, but one the Wildcats are preparing for.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
There are five major conference teams in the country with a younger rotation than Michigan. Those five teams have combined to lose over twice as many games...
Jalen Rose hopes Fab Five will sit courtside for Michigan game | MLive.com – “I would not be surprised if they make a Final Four run, if not win the national championship,” Rose said in an ESPN.com video. “But (I) also appreciate the demeanor that they play with. They continue to stay in the moment, they’ve been humble all season, and it’s just a thrill to be able to...