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Michigan off to best start in program history with 74-60 win over Illinois

By Colleen Thomas, Daily Sports Editor
Published January 27, 2013

The Illini finished at a 24-percent clip from three, continuing its poor shooting from the field, and the Wolverines’ defense forced 15 turnovers by forcing Illinois into a faster-paced offense.

“The numbers Illinois hit had a lot to do with a great, tough attitude by our defense,” Beilein said. “(But) because a lot of my teams have been based on three point shooting, sometimes it’s just a matter of having one game where a couple guys hit a shot and it gives everybody confidence. My teams have had incredible dry spells at times, and when you play that way, it can get difficult at times. ...They’ll shoot their way out of it eventually.”