“I knew going in this was 50-50,” Beilein said on a teleconference Sunday night. “Sometimes you don’t get that selection.”
Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday.
Tom Izzo enjoys the unfriendly reception he gets in opposing arenas — the chants and the signs are part of what makes college basketball fun for the Michigan State coach.
With better transition defense, Michigan might have defeated Michigan State on Sunday, Wolverines head coach John Beilein said Tuesday.
I think it’s truly lame the lack of buzz one of my favorite games is getting so let’s change it. What do you say?
“It was a real wake-up call,” junior guard Caris LeVert said Monday. “We’ve really gotten better because of those games.”
“As I’ve said before for my eight years here, you get a road win over a ranked team … it just doesn’t happen,” Beilein said Monday.
Dick Vitale has a new book out called “Awesome Baby” in which he talks about his early days coaching both the University of Detroit and the Detroit Pistons.
“I love ESPN, guys, I love it,” Beilein said, “but when they told me that the game was being moved back 15 minutes — something is wrong.”
Michigan head coach John Beilein did not plan it out this way, for freshmen and sophomores to comprise 80 percent of the 2014-2015 roster.