John Beilein took some time after Michigan’s exhibition match-up against Northern Michigan to talk to the media. He discussed his lineups, what he thought of the freshmen, his team bringing down 19 offensive rebounds and more. You can watch in the embedded media player below or read the notes and quotes after the jump.
“We get so much out of (the game) it’s incredible.” They will watch video and go over positives and negatives. “Northern Michigan didn’t come in and just throw it up and allow us to get 80 points. We had to guard them for 30 seconds a lot.” Said having to work defensively is key. For young teams, playing good defense often is the best offense.
Said some of his players were unselfish “almost to a fault.” Tim Hardaway Jr., in particular. Said making 3-pointers early was big for sharing the ball.
On Spike Albrecht’s performance (16 points, six assists, three rebounds): “He surprises me every day … he makes you smile to watch him play.” Said he doesn’t pass the eye te