“The odds can be from you, but we’ve experienced that right before,” Beilein mentioned right before Michigan conquer Maryland 69-62 Sunday. “Who would have mentioned final calendar year when we experienced two video games to go we had been likely to earn at Penn Condition and Maryland and then go to New York Metropolis and end up winning the damn (Huge Ten Tournament)? Who appreciates?
“Unquestionably we believe that we can nevertheless earn this. We are a game out of to start with area. … We’re nevertheless competing for a Huge Ten championship.”
He proved prophetic.
As Beilein typically says, they put on their own in position to be in position. Now they’re in position, with a prospect to atone for a 77-70 reduction to Michigan Condition a 7 days and a half in the past.
“That is a large aim for us … not the only aim, but it’s a excellent aim,” he mentioned. “If you are nevertheless competing for the Huge Ten championship and it truly is nearly March, you are possessing a heck of a calendar year.”
Michigan redshirt junior Charles Matthews is questionable for the game at MSU with an ankle injuries, whilst MSU is without having Josh Langford (foot) and potentially Nick Ward (hand) and Kyle Ahrens (again).