Posted November 08, 2013 on
Michigan coach John Beilein went small for Friday night’s season opener against UMass Lowell as sophomore wing Caris LeVert started over senior forward Jordan Morgan. Offensively, the Wolverines have some kinks to work out despite the victory (VIDEO included).

Video & Quotes: John Beilein reacts to season opening win

John Beilein met with the media after Michigan’s season opening win against UMass Lowell on Friday evening. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or read the transcript below. Opening statement: “I’ve known Pat Duquette for a long time at UMass Lowell and turning around a program in Division I is quite a challenge, but he’s got a great plan...

Dishing with Beilein (Week 1)

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein sat down with Sam Webb to preview Friday's opener with UMass-Lowell. The Wolverines' headman updates Mitch McGary's status, discusses his starting line-up, the versatility he has offensively this year with multiple pick & roll options, and much much more.

Michigan basketball hangs banner, rolls past River Hawks

It didn’t start out pretty for Michigan basketball. In fact, Michigan versus UMass-Lowell would stay ugly for the entirety of the first half. This was the first game for the River Hawks as a Division 1 program, but the team more than matched up against #7 Michigan. UMass-Lowell held the Wolverines to 26% shooting from the field, and there wasn’t much to cheer about other than...

Michigan Basketball Game Preview: UMASS Lowell

  Last season, Michigan was the last team in the country to lose a game: the National Championship against Louisville in Atlanta.  After a long offseason of waiting and excitement, the Wolverines finally return to their first meaningful game action at the Crisler Center on Friday, November 8th, 2013, where before tipoff there will be a special ceremony for the raising of the 2012...

Notebook: Michigan to open season with Final Four banner raising

On Friday, before the Wolverines take on UMass Lowell in their first regular-season game, they will have a chance to reflect on one of the greatest seasons in Michigan basketball history. They will do this by watching a Final Four banner be raised to the rafters of the Crisler Center (at 6:40 p.m., 20 minutes before tip off). And for a moment, undoubtedly, John Beilein will feel...

Michigan’s defensive length too much for UMass Lowell

In the first half of Michigan’s season-opening win over UMass Lowell at the Crisler Center, the Wolverines looked as though they had left their offense somewhere in the bowels of the Georgia Dome down in Atlanta. Michigan notched one made 3-pointer out of nine attempts in the opening frame, out of nine attempts. The Wolverines shot 26 percent from the field. During his post-game...

Michigan Basketball: 4 bold predictions

John Beilein and Jordan Morgan (photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Michigan closed out the second of it’s two preseason exhibition games with a conclusive victory over crosstown counterparts Wayne State. Hot off a 73-point trouncing of Concordia, the Wolverines were looking to maximize on momentum before tipping off the regular season Friday Nov. 8 against Mass Lowell....

Game 1: UMass Lowell at Michigan Recap

Dustin Johnston Michigan 69, UMass Lowell 42 | Photo Gallery | Beilein Video & Quotes | Player Interviews | Box Score It took Michigan a while to realize that the regular season had started but eventually the Wolverines regained their form and topped UMass Lowell, 69-42. Last year’s Michigan team set unfair an unfair precedent for non-conference performance. That group lost...

McGary Out, Starters Unannounced For Opener

Michigan coach John Beilein announced sophomore forward Mitch McGary is out for Friday’s season opener against UMass Lowell. Beilein didn’t announce who will start and where but did elaborate on the redshirt situation for freshman forward Mark Donnal.

MLOW-Michigan Preview

John Beilein hopes his team has learned the right lessons from last season's NCAA tournament run, when Michigan came within a few points of a national title. ''The harder thing is making us all recall - including the coaching staff - how focused we were as we went down the stretch, with all the atmosphere, the environment,'' Beilein said. ''How do we...

Mitch McGary will miss season opener, timeline still uncertain

Michigan still doesn’t know when it will have its All-American big man back in the lineup. The one thing we do know: Mitch McGary will not be playing in tomorrow night’s regular-season opener against UMass Lowell. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) “He’s not going to play (tomorrow), no,” John Beilein said during his press conference this afternoon. When asked about McGary’s progress...

Michigan experiments with post offense in season opener

Michigan fans have to reach a ways back in the recent history of the basketball program to remember the last time they saw a Wolverine big man consistently post up on the block and actually get the ball in a one-on-one situation. Former Michigan forward DeShawn Sims was an expert post scorer by the close of his career as a Wolverine, and throughout the 2009-2010 season, the Detroit...

Friday Bullets: College basketball is back

College basketball is back as teams around the country tip-off their seasons this evening. Here are some good reads from around the web that caught our eye on the season’s first day. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Brendan Quinn profiles Jordan Morgan’s recovery for MLive: “I was not the same player at all,” he said, hunched, leaning forward, voice lowered. “It was very difficult...

Game 1: UMass Lowell at Michigan Open Thread

Dustin Johnston Michigan basketball is back. Seven months ago the Wolverines walked off the floor at the Georgia Dome after falling short against Louisville in the National Championship. It feels like yesterday, but Michigan finally has a chance to move on as it tips off the 2013-14 season at the Crisler Center tonight. The Wolverines will hold a Final Four banner raising ceremony...

Recap: Michigan Defeats Umass Lowell, 69-42

VIDEO: FOXSportsNEXT's Andre Barthwell & Kyle Bogenschutz recap Michigan's season opening win over UMass Lowell, the play of sophomore Caris LeVert who lead the Wolverines with 17-points, low turnovers out of the point guard position, and more.
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