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John Beilein previewed Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock this afternoon with the media. Beilein made it clear that he won’t overlook the Division II opener and also relayed some injury news. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas is dealing with back spasms and is “probably questionable” while Jon Horford is expected to be in the rotation Friday.
You can read the rest of the notes and quotes after the jump or watch the full press conference using the embedded media player below.
From Beilein’s opening statement: “We’re excited about opening the season. There’s a lot of Division I games opening Friday night. People probably do not realize what Slippery Rock has become as a team, particularly this year. This will be an extremely, extremely talented Division II team. This is a team that, with some breaks, can win a Division II championship. They return four out of five starters and their fifth starter is a very good player as well. Just scrimmaged at Navy, and they were ahead by 30...
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No. 5 Michigan opens its season tomorrow against Slippery Rock. Coach John Beilein discussed The Rock and the Wolverines focus going into their first game of 2012-13. Beilein also discussed the lineup and rotations to start the season, Stauskas’ injury situation, Burke and Albrecht playing in the same back court, and more. ***Full Video of the Press conference included***
Photo: Dustin Johnston
Elsewhere in the college basketball world there will be games at military bases and aircraft carriers but Michigan will open its season in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines host Slippery Rock, a school most associated with scoreboard updates at Michigan stadium, to begin the 2012-13 campaign. The Wolverines were nearly flawless in exhibition play and hope to carry...
Who: Slippery Rock (0-0) at Michigan (0-0)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 9th, 2012
TV: BTN.com/MGoBlue All-Access
More: Beilein preview video; Morgan, Bartelstein previews
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Burke and Horford after the jump.
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Photo: Dustin Johnston
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