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Josh Bartelstein and Jordan Morgan met with the media this afternoon ahead of Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock on Friday. Bartelstein discussed what it meant to be named a captain and how he looks to embrace the role. Morgan discussed the team’s growth in practice thus far and his thoughts on Bartelstein as a captain.
Find notes and quotes from Bartelstein’s interview along with video and quotes from Morgan after the jump.
On Slippery Rock: “They have the size like a Division I team and the athleticism of a mid-major Division I team, so we’re preparing like it’s any other game. … They’re really good actually.”
On being named captain: “It’s an unbelievable honor. But nothing’s changed. We have a team full of really good leaders, and I think they just wanted someone out front who was kind of the face of it. … My mom was probably the happiest one about it.”
“I’ve learned a lot from (Zack Novak and Stu Douglass) so I use things that Zack and Stu used and some thin
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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.
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Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Jon Horford met with the media after Michigan’s 100-62 win over Slippery Rock on Friday evening. Hardaway led the way with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds while Burke added 21 points and eight assists. Jon Horford saw his first action of the season while recovering from a knee injury.
Burke and Horford after the jump.
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***
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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Michigan 100, Slippery Rock 62
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