All in all, Michigan’s defense seemed to be a completely different unit Saturday than the one that took the court in Champaign 10 days prior.
The Daily sat down with Illinois coach John Groce at Big Ten Media Day in October to talk about dealing with injuries, the growth of his team and the next steps the Fighting Illini need to take to be a Big Ten contender.
In two of Michigan’s five conference games, Walton has picked up two fouls in the first half, forcing Beilein to give extended minutes to his first-year point guard.
The “white-collar” comment from Illinois center Maverick Morgan didn’t sit well with any of the Wolverines, and they took it personally.
The Wolverines’ defense gave too much room for Illinois’ offense to operate, as they lost, 85-69, on Wednesday night at the State Farm Center.
Though Michigan's offense woke up in the second half, the Wolverines suffered their second conference loss on Saturday against the Terrapins.
The upperclassmen trio of Zak Irvin, Derrick Walton Jr. and Duncan Robinson scored the majority of Michigan’s points in the final 12 minutes of its victory against Penn State.
Michigan will get its first crack at a Big Ten opponent when it hits the road to face Iowa on New Year’s Day.
The Daily talked with Peter Jok at Big Ten Media Day in October to discuss his new leadership role on the team, his summer NBA workouts and his homeland of Sudan.
The Wolverines will face Furman on Thursday at Crisler Center hoping to continue their recent offensive success prior to the start of Big Ten play.