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John Beilein spoke with the media during a post-game press conference after his team’s 68-46 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday. 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 tested this out with Tom Wywrot already. My birthday’s coming up pretty soon, and we’ve played Northwestern 12 times. I’m going to be 60 soon. I’m going to celebrate it as my 72nd birthday because they’ve aged me 12 years. Getting ready for them is incredible. It is a tremendous challenge for our team to just get ready for this game. I’m so proud of our guys, the way that they guarded them, because that team is developing … right in front of your eyes. From where we saw them just a month ago, they’re going to get better and better, evidenced by their wins against Minnesota and at Illinois. I feel relieved right now, because those two days after our Sunday night, getting ready and then today, was diffic...
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For this podcast we violated, pretty egregiously, John Beilein’s mantra of taking each game as it comes; Dave and I spent the entirety of our conversations with the guests on Michigan’s match-up against Indiana on Saturday. We didn’t get to Wednesday’s game against Northwestern until much later in the show.
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Michigan Basketball (19-1, 6-1) will put their #1 ranking on the line Thursday night when they host Northwestern. Tip is scheduled for 6:30pm (EST) and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Northwestern is a hard team to figure out. They have alternated wins and losses in each of their last seven games. In their last game, the Wildcats lost at Nebraska on Saturday...
Michigan basketball, playing their first game as a #1 ranked team in 21 years, backed up the hype with another dominating conference win. The Wolverines (20-1, 7-1) started off hot and never yielded against a powerless Northwestern team (12-10, 3-6). Behind 18 points and 8 assists from Trey Burke, Michigan ended up with a 68-46 win.
How They Won
Michigan has been excellent...
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...
John Beilein acknowledged Monday afternoon that he had quite a few text messages on his phone.
The Michigan coach just hadn't checked them yet.
"I've been absorbed in Northwestern tape," Beilein said.
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Michigan Basketball improved to 20-1, 7-1 on Tuesday night with a 68-46 victory over Northwestern. Our photographer, Todd White, was on hand and here are some of his photos.
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Fran Fraschilla ranks Trey Burke No. 1 in his top 25 impact rankings:
In a season that has seen some outstanding point guard play, Burke is clearly the best all-around player at his position in college basketball. Averaging 18 points per game, he has been in double figures in every game. And in addition to averaging seven assists per game, he has a very impressive 3.7-1 assist-to...
Jeff Borzello quotes a number of college coaches on Michigan and how to stop the Wolverines. A couple highlights:
“You can to try and keep Burke out of the middle — and not just him, but all their guys. Hardaway and the rest of the team are more straight-line drivers. You need to get out on their shooters, but they put you in a bind because they really spread the floor. Jordan...
In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed his team's victory over Illinois, the program;s rise to #1 as well as his own, the addition of more low post play to the offense, why he isn't thinking about taking Jordan Morgan out of the starting line up, the upcoming match up with Northwestern, and more.
Our weekly feature tracking the performance of Michigan players over the last week’s action.
Trey Burke: 8 (Last Week: 8)
The only complaint any Michigan fan could lob against Trey Burke is that his consistently stellar play is becoming a tad monotonous (I didn’t say the complaint had to be reasonable). The point guard is shooting at a higher volume and has lost some of the...
Who: Northwestern (12-9, 3-5 B1G) at No. 1 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 B1G)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91
More: Notebook, Pick to Click, Beilein & Player Video Interviews
Michigan opened Big Ten play with an emphatic and unrelenting 28 point...
No. 1 ranked Michigan was without its starting five man Jordan Morgan but the Wolverines still had the National Player of the Year front runner in uniform. Trey Burke played close to a flawless game, scoring 18 points and handing out eight assists to just one turnover.
The Wolverine offense flirted with perfection in the first half, scoring 1.5 points per possession, and put things...
Jon Horford, Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III met with the media after Michigan’s easy home victory over Northwestern. Horford started for Jordan Morgan (ankle injury) while Trey Burke poured in a lethal 18 points and eight assists. Watch all three players in the embedded media players below:
Burke and Robinson after the jump.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and No. 1 Michigan was nearly flawless at the start Wednesday night en route to a 68-46 victory over Northwestern.
GoBlueWolverines' Kyle Bogenschutz and Andre Barthwell discuss Trey Burke's performance in the win over Northwestern, unselfish play all around, and give a few thoughts on the match-up at No. 3 Indiana Saturday night at 9pm/ET.