Found January 02, 2013 on UM Hoops:
John Beilein, Nik Stauskas and Eso Akunne met with the media on Wednesday morning to discuss Michigan’s Big Ten opener at Northwestern (Thursday, 7 p.m.). Beilein focused on the difficulty of guarding Northwestern’s offense while Stauskas made several bold statements about his three point shooting ability and how it stacks up nationally. Beilein provided a brief update on Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle), who remains questionable for Thursday’s game. Hardaway participated in some light drills but needs “just enough rest” to prevent the injury from lingering. Stauskas and Akunne videos after the jump.

Michigan Basketball to open Big Ten season at Northwestern

The #2 ranked Michigan Basketball team will open the Big Ten season with game at Northwestern on Thursday night. Tip off is scheduled for 7pm and the game will be televised on ESPN2. Northwestern enters the game with a 9-4 record. Their most impressive win was a 74-70 victory at Baylor on December 4th. Since then, the Wildcats lost their to player, Drew Crawford, to a season ending...

Video & Quotes: John Beilein discusses 94-66 win over Northwestern

John Beilein spoke with the media after Michigan’s most dominant conference road win since 1964 (H/T: Nick Baumgardner). The Wolverines defeated Northwestern 94-66 in a game that was never in doubt after the first five minutes. You can watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump. Opening statement: ...

Video: Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan and Nik Stauskas react to blowout win over Northwestern

Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Nik Stauskas and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s 94-66 Big Ten opening win in Evanston on Thursday evening. Burke and Hardaway combined to score 44 points and hand out nine assists while Morgan added 12 points and 13 rebounds of his own. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below:

Michigan 94, Northwestern 66

Dustin Johnston Michigan’s 94-66 win over Northwestern more closely resembled an early exhibition game than its first Big Ten road game. The Wolverines leaned on their All-American point guard early on and he ruthlessly put the Wildcats out of their misery as he hit his first four shots to start the game on a 16-4 run. Michigan would go on to score 51 points in the first half,...

Game 14: Michigan at Northwestern Open Thread

Dustin Johnston Michigan’s quest to defend, or perhaps validate, its shared Big Ten crown begins this evening with a road trip to Evanston, Illinois. The Wolverines will take on Northwestern at 7 p.m. (eastern) in a nationally broadcast game on ESPN2 with Dave O’Brien and Sean Famham on the call While there remains no official update on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s ankle injury, the...

Notebook: Tim Hardaway Jr. questionable against Northwestern

Dustin Johnston John Beilein did not reveal the exact extent of Tim Hardaway Jr.’s ankle injury when meeting with the media on Wednesday, but he did say the junior wing was questionable for Michigan’s game against Northwestern on Thursday. “He did a few things yesterday, he’s gonna do a few more things tomorrow, and we’ll figure out what he can do,” Beilein said. “We...
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