Video: John Beilein After Wisconsin Loss

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John Beilein addressing the media after his team’s heartbreaking 53-52 loss to Wisconsin at Crisler Arena. Notes and quotes after the jump.

  • “(His players) really played their hearts our today.” Talked about how they got some great breaks at Iowa, and this was just the opposite.
  • Said the key is to learn from this loss and stay hungry. “Don’t like it, but you got to use it … do not use this as a crutch right now, because we got another game on Saturday.”
  • Wanted to use up all the fouls to leave Wisconsin very little time to get something off. Would have liked to run off even more time, but that’s the way it went. “Didn’t want to give strongside help off anyone.”
  • 5-11 from the free throw line is “not acceptable.” Sure the players are beating themselves up about it.
  • Sometimes you win all of these kinds of games, sometimes it’s about poise and moxie, sometimes, like tonight, you just can’t catch a break.
  • “I feel really bad for them right now, and my role is to get them back.”
  • Vinay

    poised as always. gotta be a great influence for a team that just got punched in the stomach. two big games coming up, one at a time. knocked down again, and time to get back up again. all cliches, but true nonetheless. go blue!

  • Alex

    If we win the next two games we can get the five seed. Maybe we’d be able to win the BTT starting on Friday. At the very least winning the next four games could garner some at-large buzz.

  • oldblue

    With a minut left, we were called for a 35 second violation. I was at the game and thought Darius got the shot off, and there should not have been a whistle. Did anyone see that or look at a replay? Maybe Wisc would have gotten the rebound anyway, but I thought there should not have been a whistle.

    • Nick

      I was wondering that myself.

    • Tweeter

      havnt watched the tape, but I thought live that the shot was late. Either way I think Wisky was going to get that rebound.

      • Agree with Tweeter. I was at the game and the shot looked late.

        I think it was the right call- unfortunately.

        There was certainly far worse officiating calls to question- but maybe not this one.

        • JimC

          The fast break layup where Novak got hammered, late in the game, and no foul was called. That was the worst (non) call of the night, IMO. Would like to see that on a replay.