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Michigan welcomes N.C. State on banner-raising day

By Daniel Wasserman, Daily Sports Writer
Published November 26, 2012

“To do it in November, it’s probably meaningless,” Beilein said. “Any of these rankings right now are so premature that why even pay attention to them. I mean, I realize it sells — people want to be able to talk about it. It’s great buzz, I get all that.

“We don’t talk about it at all. I know it’s coach speak, but it’s the truth.”

Added freshman guard Nik Stauskas: “At the end of the day, it’s just a number that’s being placed on us. Obviously, we’re a bigger target now I guess for some teams, but at the end of the day, as long as we play our game and we play how we know how to play, I think none of that really matters.”