Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 2/18/13
Dustin Johnston John Beilein hopped on the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference on Monday afternoon. The coach talked about developing mental and physical toughness on his team, whether or not he’s still thinking about winning the Big Ten and more. You can read notes and quotes below. Also a couple of housekeeping news bits. Michigan fell to No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, marking the first time the Wolverines have been outside of the top five this season. Trey Burke was named Big Ten Player of the Week, much to Tom Crean’s chagrin. On how he gets his team tougher as the season goes on: “We find that the more you’re in the weight room, the more that you’re working out, the stronger you get. It doesn’t hurt to be tough, it doesn’t hurt to be physical in there. I think you see the experience of just maturity in your body. … that’s obviously not going to happen in one year. There are all sorts of motivating techniques that you’ll do to make sure they know it is urgent that you
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