The Wolverines scored the last 11 points in the game to upset the 18th-ranked Boilermakers at Crisler Center.
LeVert has not played since the Wolverines’ Dec. 30 game at Illinois in which he suffered an injury to his lower left leg.
Unprompted, Beilein presented a staunch defense of senior guard Caris LeVert who has missed the last 11 games due to a lower left leg injury.
The Golden Gophers (0-11, 6-17) still haven’t won a conference game and haven’t won a game at all since Dec. 16.
Indiana used a 28-0 run that stretched from the 9:05 mark in the first half to the 18:36 mark in the second to cruise to an 80-67 win.
Sitting at exactly the midway point in conference play, the Wolverines face a two-game stretch of top-25 talent.
In its first real taste of exclusively Big Ten action — Michigan played two non-conference games at MSG in 2012 — the five boroughs showed it could be a great spot for this Power Five conference.
After coming off the bench with just under 12 minutes left in the frame, Dawkins wasted little time in making his presence felt.
Manuel will replace interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett, who has held the post since Dave Brandon’s resignation in October 2014.
The Daily got the chance to catch up with Miles and talk about his approach going into press conferences, his thoughts on Donald Trump and even a little hoops.