Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 11/17/11
While John Beilein would’ve liked for Michigan to play better in a 59-55 win over Western Illinois, he admitted that it was good for the Wolverines to play in a tough, close game like this before heading to Maui. Here’s video of what the coach had to say, followed by notes and quotes after the jump: Very impressed with how Western Illinois played. A very good defensive team. Burke did a good job playing against Ceola Clark (21 pts), who is 4 or 5 years older than he is. Michigan’s four outside shooters went 3-15 from deep, which “is a thing we just gotta get better at and fight through. Maybe we just gotta get outside of Crisler for a couple games and we’ll make some shots and come back hot as can be.” Tried to get in the lane more in the second half in order to draw fouls and create some opportunities for “walk-in” 3′s. Hardaway’s big 3-pointer came off a nice pass from Burke, who drove in the lane and dished it out to him. Had too many silly turnovers. It was hard to scout Clark ...
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