Michigan found out Sunday night that its season was over, and this 16-16 showing was a far cry from the heights Beilein and the Wolverines had reached over the previous three years.
The Wolverines (15-15, 8-10 Big Ten) finished a disappointing regular season on a positive note, winning for only the second time in their last nine games.
The Michigan Wolverines will likely miss the tournament due largely to the loss of Caris LeVert.
The Wolverines went 19 for 52 from the floor, including 5 for 21 beyond the arc, in losing for the sixth time in seven games.
The athletic department says it’s working with the office of financial aid to provide this option for students who meet Pell Grant criteria.
Eight of the 10 assistant coaches, including director of strength and conditioning Kevin Tolbert, have NFL experience.
“Everybody starts the same,” Harbaugh said. “Everybody’s got that first chance to make a great first impression.”
“Also, as a coach, there’s always things that you can learn,” Hoke added, “and that’s one of the things that I really want to do.”
Although neither team is ranked, Sunday’s game is still a big one with potential NCAA tournament implications.
Michigan and Michigan State are not only unranked, neither team received a single point in the latest AP Poll.