ESPN analyst Chad Ford predicted LeVert would be taken late in the first round if he did declare for the draft.
“I knew going in this was 50-50,” Beilein said on a teleconference Sunday night. “Sometimes you don’t get that selection.”
Two seasons ago, the Wolverines played for the national championship. This season, it would be a miracle if they made the tournament.
With better transition defense, Michigan might have defeated Michigan State on Sunday, Wolverines head coach John Beilein said Tuesday.
Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.
Caris LeVert scored 14 points and Zak Irvin had 11 for the Wolverines (10-7, 3-2), who had a two-game winning streak end.
“It was a real wake-up call,” junior guard Caris LeVert said Monday. “We’ve really gotten better because of those games.”
Just wait until basketball season…That refrain became an expression of hope for Michigan fans over the last few months.
After Michigan’s loss last night, there was a downpour of public reaction and frustration.
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.