Found January 03, 2013 on UM Hoops:
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: “I was really proud of the way our team played this game, prepared for this game. I really feel bad that Northwestern has been hit with so many injuries. Certainly, while they have good young talent, between Hearn, Crawford, those are huge losses. If we lost people like that, we would have the same issues they have. Just inexperience playing in the Big Ten. We certainly hope Hearn gets healthy soon, because he’s a heck of a player. But we had everything going. Everybody played well. That’s what happens. When you play well, everything was going our way.” When asked if he could ever just sit back and watch his tea...

Michigan basketball punishes Northwestern, 94-66

Michigan basketball (14-0, 1-0) continued their early season rampage with a 94-66 win over a hopelessly inferior Northwestern team (9-5, 0-1) on Thursday night. As the Wolverines improve to 14-0 it is beginning to look like something truly special is in store for this version of Michigan’s hoops squad. Your heart goes out to Bill Carmody as he is operating without arguably his...

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: John Beilein, Nik Stauskas and Eso Akunne preview Big Ten opener

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...

Notebook: Michigan prepares for uptempo Iowa attack

Dustin Johnston In its first two Big ten games, Michigan is dealing with the two extremes of the tempo spectrum: Northwestern, at 64 possessions per game, played at a slow pace typical of a team running the Princeton offense. Iowa, at just over 70 possessions per game, is the fastest team in the Big Ten likes to push the ball upcourt for quick shots. John Beilein addressed the stark...

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:

Form Tracker: January 4th, 2013

Dustin Johnston Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action. Trey Burke: 9.5 (Last Week: 9.5) What’s a guy gotta do to get a 10? Burke’s performance over the past two games has been sublime, particularly his first half against Northwestern. Forget being the best point guard in the country; Burke is making a rather convincing...

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,...

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...

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...
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