Beilein discusses Caris Levert injury, B1G play

Posted at 6:06 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 20:40:36-05

The Michigan Wolverines Men's Basketball Team is coming off of two important wins over Illinois and Penn State to start Big Ten play, and head coach John Beilein is very pleased with the outcomes of those games.

"We started making 3's, and we didn't have to make any adjustments," Beilein said during his weekly one-on-one with WXYZ. "We're really pleased to be 2-0 in the Big Ten."

One of the reasons the Wolverines are playing so well is because of their big men.

"We have four big men and all of them do different things, and we sort of have to change it according to who we're playing," he added.

One of the major stories to come out before Saturday's game was an injury to Caris Levert. According to Beilein, there's still not much of an update.

"You have to wait for the healing to begin and just see how he's responding," he said. "We want him to be pain free and playing again and so we're waiting for him to be pain free, and who knows when that's going to be."

Beilein added that over time, they will learn more about the injury and how to help him heal.

Michigan's next game is a tough road game against Purdue. They are a big team with two players who are 7-feet tall.

"The challenge is at Purdue, that is one of the really historic venues," Beilein said. "We've have some success down there but we've been just drilled down there as well."

Another problem with playing Purdue is their defense. According to Beilein, they have a 34 percent defensive field goal percentage.

"I don't know if I've ever heard of that before," he said. "They're going to guard us, and they're going to guard us from the locker room to the court back to the locker room."

Beilein also touched on how the team watched the football team's huge victory over Florida on New Year's Day. They pushed everything up and practiced from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. that day, including video and weights.

Then, they watched the first half of the Citrus Bowl together over a meal.

"Once we got a comfortable lead, I took a nap on the couch, I needed a nap on the couch," Beilein said. "It was a great, great win. Jim and his staff have done a wonderful job."