Found January 27, 2013 on UM Hoops:
John Beilein faced the media after Michigan’s 14 point win at Illinois. Beilein addressed his team’s strong play, shared minor details on Jordan Morgan’s ankle sprain and gave his thoughts on a potential No. 1 ranking. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or find selected quotes after the jump. “I’m really pleased about that win. I think that Illinois really has great quickness, plays good defense. We are very fortunate that they dried up a little bit from three. I think we guarded them better once Richardson, Paul and even Abrams hit some pretty good threes against us. The big thing with us tonight was just hanging in there, taking care of the ball, not turning the ball over and making sure we get good shots. I was really pleased that we were able to do that. I loved how many young kids got out there and played with Jordan Morgan getting the ankle injury early, that gave three guys the opportunity to play that haven’t been getting as many minutes as...

Notes, quotes from John Beilein on Big Ten teleconference

John Beilein joined the rest of the Big Ten coaches on the weekly teleconference on Monday. Michigan’s coach talked about his team’s win over Illinois, as well as Glenn Robinson III’s latest award. Beilein also provided a brief update on Jordan Morgan, who will receive X-rays today. Read the full transcript below. Opening statement: “We really had a good win yesterday at...

Michigan earns #1 ranking, loses Jordan Morgan to ankle injury

John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines deserve their expected number one ranking when the new polls are released Monday after knocking off Illinois in Champaign Sunday night. #1 Duke was pummeled by Miami (FL) on Wednesday allowing the opportunity for Michigan to overtake the Blue Devils with a win Sunday.  The Wolvies coasted to a 74-60 victory but may have suffered a costly loss...

Michigan moves to No. 1 in latest AP Poll

For the first time since the Fab Five wore maize and blue uniforms, Michigan is the No. 1 team in the country. After occupying spots two through five this season, the Wolverines finally moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 released this afternoon after a school-record 19-1 start. The Wolverines earned 51 first place votes ahead of Kansas with 13 and Florida with one. Michigan...

Michigan Basketball on the road again at Illinois

Michigan Basketball will play at Illinois on Sunday with a shot at #1 in the balance. The game will tip off at 6:06 pm (EST) and be televised on the Big Ten Network. Michigan enters the game ranked #2 in the AP Poll and #3 in the Coaches Poll. They are 18-1 and 5-1 in the Big Ten. In their last game, the Wolverines exacted revenge for their only home loss in the past two seasons...

Michigan stakes claim to #1 ranking, rolls past Illini, 74-60

Michigan basketball (19-1, 6-1) had a chance to become the #1 team in the nation earlier this season and lost at Ohio State. They did not blow their opportunity tonight. The Wolverines stuck it to the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-6, 2-5) in Champaign, 74-60. Mitch McGary How They Won In the 2nd minute of the game, Michigan lost starting center Jordan Morgan to a rolled ankle. Against...

Wolverines aim for No. 1 with win over Illinois

John Beilein isn't going to celebrate when Michigan officially becomes the top-ranked team in the nation Monday morning. After 20 years, though, he knows that his fan base is going to enjoy it. "This is great for our fans and it is going to be great for the coffee shops tomorrow," Beilein said on the postgame radio show following the Wolverines' 74-60 victory...

For the first time since 1992 Michigan mens basketball team looks to be ranked #1

Hail to the Victors

Michigan 74, Illinois 60

Dustin Johnston Michigan faced adversity in Champaign on Sunday evening but eventually the Wolverines proved too much for Illinois, prevailing with a 74-60 road win. Jordan Morgan went down with an ankle sprain just two minutes after the opening tip off and Michigan was left to battle with its reserves in the front court. While Michigan’s other four starters stepped up, all reaching...

Nik Stauskas Adjusting To Big Ten Play

Big Ten play hasn’t been the easiest of times for Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas as teams pay more and more attention to the sharp shooting Canadian. But as he and his coach continue to say, his development is all a process—which will continue this evening at Illinois (6 PM EST, BTN).

Notebook: Jordan Morgan unlikely to play against Northwestern

Dustin Johnston Jordan Morgan has been a constant at the center position for John Beilein over the past three seasons. The 6-foot-8 big man has yet to miss a game since stepping onto the court as a redshirt freshman and has started 85 of Michigan’s last 89 games. After a severe-looking ankle sprain on Sunday afternoon at Illinois, it appears that streak might come to an end. However...

Notebook: Illinois to test Michigan’s perimeter defense

Dustin Johnston Almost nothing is certain in this year’s Big Ten — it seems as though any team can be beaten on any given night. However, there is one thing Michigan can be sure of when facing Illinois on Sunday in Champagne: the Illini will be ready to fire from three point range. It didn’t always used to be this way for Illinois. But with the departure of Meyers Leonard to...

Burke leads top-ranked Michigan

Sitting atop the rankings, the Michigan Wolverines present a tough challenge for Northwestern. The key for the Wildcats' chances is shutting down point guard Trey Burke; a difficult duty, but one the Wildcats are preparing for.

Video: John Beilein, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. preview Northwestern rematch

John Beilein, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s Wednesday (6:30) game against Northwestern. Beilein reported that there’s still significant discoloration in Jordan Morgan’s ankle and he’s unlikely to practice today and doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game. Watch Beilein’s interview below and find Robinson and...

U-M Cruises Over Illinois, 74-60

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

Game 20: Michigan at Illinois Recap

Dustin Johnston Team PTS PPP FG FG% 2P 2P% 3P 3PT% FT FT% OR DR AST TO STL BLK PF MICH 74 1.14 31-59 53% 26-44 59% 5-15 33% 7-13 54% 12 23 13 12 9 2 12 ILL 60 .92 23-62 37% 17-36 47% 6-26 23% 8-9 89% 16 20 7 15 7 1 14 There are five major conference teams in the country with a younger rotation than Michigan. Those five teams have combined to lose over twice as many games...
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