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John Beilein spoke with the media after Michigan’s first road win of the season, a 74-66 victory over Bradley. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On Nik Stauskas starting: “He needs to have more practice with some of our early plays including coming out after timeouts. … If he hadn’t played such good defense on (Scott) Wood (for NC State), this never would have happened. He showed he can guard people, he showed he can get in the lane and obviously he showed he can shoot.”
Beilein saw opportunities for Michigan to “play through” Stauskas, partly because Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. were so well-defended.
On Stauskas’s defense, “That’s what the coaches are all looking for. Matt (Vogrich) really understands what we’re doing defensively. … Nik, after four weeks, it’s more difficult. … He’s proven he can do that now.”
Max Bielfeldt got the lion’s share of playing time over Jon Horford because Bielfeldt was co
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John Beilein came before the media on Friday to talk about his team’s upcoming game against Bradley, what he saw from the Wolverines in their game against NC State and whether he might be making a tweak to Michigan’s starting lineup. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “We really have our...
John Beilein spoke with the media on Monday about his team’s first road win, what they need to do to close out games more soundly, Caris LeVert’s role and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read pulled quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “So here we are again. It’s very common now to have a day off and a two-day prep and then no day off...
As Michigan prepared for its first true road test at Bradley this afternoon at 4 pm EST (ESPNU), Head Coach John Beilein continued to look at his lineup options.
Michigan Basketball received a stiffer than expected test at Bradley on Saturday afternoon, but pulled out a 74-66 victory. Nik Stauskas paced the Wolverines with a career-high 22 points. With the win Michigan improves to 7-0 and will now head home for three consecutive games at Crisler.
3 Stars of the Game
1. Nik Stauskas was sensational. As mentioned above, he scored...
Class of 2014 big man Ricky Doyle flew under the radar this summer after opting not to play AAU basketball but the big man continues to impress at the prep level. Doyle is drawing major interest from the Big Ten and across the country and John Beilein’s Michigan staff remains a significant player in his recruitment. Here’s footage of Doyle in action against LaBelle including...
Max Bielfeldt, redshirt freshman forward and a Peoria, Ill. native, spoke with the media Friday about what it will be like playing against his hometown team, how it feels to finally have shoes that fit him and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read selected notes and quotes after the jump.
On how having really wide feet has affected his shoe selection...
Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Stauskas scored a career high 22 points while Morgan notched a double-double. Watch the interviews in the embedded media player below:
It wasn’t easy but eventually Michigan pulled away from Bradley in front of 11,019 fans at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley gave the Wolverines a test in their first true road game but Michigan’s talent persevered and held on down the stretch for a 74-66 win. Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a career high 22 points in his first career start...
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Michigan looks to win its first road game of 2012-13 with a weekend trip to Peoria, Illinois to face the Bradley Braves. Tip off is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. eastern with Jim Barbar and Bruce Pearl on the call for ESPNU (or WatchESPN.com). Join in the discussion before, during and after the game in the comments section below.
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College basketball coaches will tell you that any road win is a good one. John Beilein got just what he wanted out of his team’s 74-66 win at Bradley on Saturday afternoon. The victory was far from perfect as Bradley hung around early and made a big push late, but Michigan prevailed and passed its first true road test. Carver Arena provided...
Michigan took a 34-30 lead into the half, then in the second stanza extended it to 16 and fought off a late Bradley rally. Nik Stauskas started and led the Wolverines with 22.
1) Michigan dominates the offensive glass
Michigan’s offensive rebounding helped turn the game in the first half. John Beilein opted to utilize multiple two-post looks and Michigan was able to rebound 40 percent of its missed shots for the game. The Wolverines were able to dominate Bradley’s front line physically and were able to get pretty much any rebound they wanted –...