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The college basketball national championship game is tonight. Here is what the players and coaches on Louisville and Michigan are saying about the game.
-”A lot of teams when you watch them, you get nervous a little bit because they do so many things well,” Pitino said Sunday. “You have fun watching Michigan play basketball. The way they pass, cut, shoot, it’s a John Beilein team. They’re fun to watch. As a coach going to play them, I really enjoy watching them on film.”
-”I started at 5:45 this morning,” Beilein said Sunday, when asked whether he was having as much fun breaking down Louisville in advance of the national title game. “I didn’t think they were fun, because they give you so many looks. With a one-day prep, it’s almost impossible to get ready for all of those things.”
-“I think [experience] will be [a factor]. I think for maybe one play or something, little, little things,” Dieng said. “It is going to be important on rotations and hustle plays, just little things. L
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John Beilein and Bacari Alexander were available at Michigan’s locker room after the Wolverines lost to Louisville in the championship game on Monday evening. Watch Michigan’s head coach and his assistant discuss the loss in the embedded media players below.
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After Michigan 82-76 defeat to the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game, John Beilein made his way back to the locker room to address the media. The Wolverines headman discussed his team's performance, what this year's journey means for the program moving forward, the presence of the Fab Five in the stands, and more.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist As coaches go, Michigan's John Beilein is easy to miss.
He isn't a flashy dresser. He doesn't do commercials. He won't prance up and down the sideline, even late in close games, when everybody else in the arena is up on their feet. His pedigree won't knock you out, either.
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Michigan played and excelled in the Big Ten, considered the toughest conference in college basketball this season. The Wolverines spent five weeks at No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and were ranked No. 1 the week of Jan. 28.
Louisville will be favored in Monday night's national championship game at the Georgia Dome, but to say Michigan has no chance would be absolutely foolish...
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms. That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...
After falling just short of a national title in a loss to Louisville, Trey Burke was asked about his relationship with Michigan coach John Beilein.
''The respect I have for Coach Beilein is at an all-time high and it will always be,'' Burke said. ''Throughout my college career, throughout whatever my opportunities are after college, he's just the guy...
John Beilein, Trey Burke, Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. were on the podium after Michigan’s narrow Final Four victory over Syracuse. Read the comments from all three players and their coach in the transcript below.
COACH BEILEIN: We’re so proud. I am so proud. But the university I know is so proud of these young men tonight. All our fans everywhere...
Watch Michigan’s press conference after its five point win over Syracuse on Saturday night as John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitch McGary face the media on the podium.
Read the full transcript here.