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.
On Nik Stauskas’s health: “I have no update yet. He wasn’t fine, he had a pretty good gash over his eye, and it was pretty swollen when he left (the arena). I have no update I can share with you yet, let’s just say that.” Beilein said that three doctors examined Stauskas and that he walked out of the arena under his own power. (Photo: Dustin Johnston)
On contributions from big men: Beilein said the goal for the center position on this team is for all the players rotating in and out to combine for 15 points and 10 rebounds. Max Bielfeldt has looked like he can contribute to that in practice, getting healthier.
On Mitch McGary: “I see more and more solid plays coming out of all this hustle we get from him. Sometimes you can’t, I guess, hustle your decisions. You have to be patient with your decisions while your hustle is more ...