Found January 17, 2013 on UM Hoops:
John Beilein met with the media in Minneapolis this evening after Michigan’s eight point win at Minnesota. Watch the video in the embedded media player below or find selected notes and quote after the jump. “I really think that today was a great day for us to understand how good our defense can be. Early we set a tone, a really good defense to get a lead. Because we got transition baskets. We got stops coming out of the game and coming out of the second half. And those are two really give away points to just give us a little space. Tim Hardaway was just sensational in the first half, offensively and defensively. Then the second half – and everyone played pretty well. Everybody had their little spot. And that’s what can make this team good. If we have that type of performance off of the bench, we have that type of defensive intensity.  So it’s a great win over a really, really good team on the road. So, really pleased about it.” On the importance of the win after losing at Ohio St...

Glenn Robinson III goes 360 for dunk

Former NBA forward Glenn Robinson Jr. was a good dunker in his own right back in his playing days. He starred at Purdue before moving on to play in the pro ranks for 12 years. However, his son, Glenn Robinson III, may be looking to out-do his father.Check out the 360-degree slam the younger Robinson flushed down against Big Ten rival Minnesota on Thursday. The 19-year old is off...

Michigan basketball bounces back v. Minnesota at The Barn

Michigan basketball (17-1, 4-1), fresh off of their first loss of the season, traveled into hostile territory on Thursday night and systematically took apart the #9 ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers (15-3, 3-2). A 17-point first half by Tim Hardaway, Jr. made sure a 1st half like the one played out in Columbus was not to be repeated. Michigan poured it on in the 2nd half and came away...

Video: John Beilein, Trey Burke and Spike Albrecht preview Minnesota

John Beilein, Trey Burke and Spike Albrecht met with the media this afternoon to look ahead to Michigan’s Thursday night game in Minnesota. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below. Burke and Albrecht after the jump. 

Michigan Basketball with another tough road test at Minnesota

#5 ranked Michigan Basketball (16-1, 3-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday at Ohio State. Things don’t get any easier for the Wolverines on Thursday as they will play at #9 Minnesota in The Barn, which is a very hostile environment. Tip off is scheduled for 7:03 pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. The broadcast crew will be Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale and...

Notebook: Wolverines look to rebound at Minnesota

Dustin Johnston Michigan has played very good rebounding teams before, but they haven’t yet faced a team that rebounds quite like Minnesota. The Golden Gophers make their living on the offensive glass, evidenced by their NCAA-best offensive rebounding percentage of 48 percent. Minnesota has athletes — lots of them — and they know how to crash the boards. “We’ve had these...

2014 big man Miroslav Jaksic attracting interest from Michigan, Duke

Miroslav Jaksic, a 6-foot-11 Serbian-born Canadian who has spent his high school years at Walled Lake Western High School, has been attracting some major interest during his senior season. Jaksic appears to have all the tools of a high-major big man and college coaches are steadily beginning to notice. “I’m a skilled big that has a variety of post moves inside. I can finish over...

Gophers lose big game, but the sky isn’t falling

Well this really sucks. After a week of waiting and hoping and dreaming and getting all tingly thinking about a possible and historic Gophers victory, the team goes out and lays a giant egg. Not like they got embarrassed or run out of their own gym, but it was a particularly close loss either. And [...]

Michigan looks to develop road mentality

Dustin Johnston Michigan, like many other high-major basketball teams, played few true road games during its non-conference slate. The Wolverines traveled to Peoria, Ill. to take on Bradley in the hopes of giving the team a taste of a tough road environment. Before that game, Beilein outlined his hopes for using this road game as a simulation of a Big Ten road environment. “We...

Once more unto the breach, dear Gophers, once more.

One score and 16 years ago, midway through the Big Ten season, the #10 Golden Gophers played the #5 Michigan Wolverines, and lost a heart breaker 86-80. It was the last time two top 10 teams played each other in The Barn. On Thursday we get to do it all over again. After two miracle comebacks fell just short, both Minnesota and Michigan hope to stay in second place in the Big Ten...

Trey Burke: Intensity "very high" (video)

Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke says the Wolverines are responding well to the first taste of adversity experienced Sunday at Ohio State. Burke discusses the atmosphere in practice, recaps his performance in Columbus, and explains why he loves playing Minnesota so much.

Gophers likely to be challenged by Burke

(AP) Trey Burke and Michigan can put aside for now the idea of being ranked No. 1 in the country. An undefeated start to the season? That's over too after the Wolverines sputtered last weekend at Ohio State. Now, the focus is on a Big Ten schedule that will test Burke and his teammates plenty more over the next few weeks. No. 5 Michigan plays at No. 9 Minnesota on Thursday...

Gophers Likely to Be Challenged By Burke

(AP) — Trey Burke and Michigan can put aside for now the idea of being ranked No. 1 in the country. An undefeated start to the season? That's over too after the Wolverines sputtered last weekend at Ohio State. Now, the focus is on a Big Ten schedule that will test Burke and his teammates plenty more over the next few weeks. No. 5 Michigan plays at No. 9 Minnesota on Thursday night.

Game 18: Michigan at Minnesota Open Thread

Dustin Johnston Michigan will look to bounce back from its loss at Ohio State on the road at Minnesota while facing off against yet another top 15 foe. A road win would be pivotal at this early stage for the Wolverines but Minnesota also enters the match-up looking to recover from a recent loss at Indiana. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (eastern) on ESPN with Dick Vitale, Dan...

Michigan Wolverines – #1 Big Ten college basketball power rankings

Michigan Coach: John Beilein (5 seasons at Michigan 91-77) Overall 642-395, 34 years 2011-12: Record 24-10 overall, 13-5 in Big Ten (Tie/1st) Starters Returning (3) Tim Hardaway Jr., Jordan Morgan, Trey Burke Preseason Tournament: Preseason NIT Top Non-Conference Games: vs. NC State, vs. West Virginia, vs. Arkansas Transfer Out: Evan Smotrycz (Maryland), Carlton Brundidge (Detroit...
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