Video: Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton discuss loss to NJIT

Alejandro Zúñiga

Michigan guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton met with media following the Wolverines’ 72-70 loss to NJIT on Saturday afternoon. Though LeVert posted a career-high 32 points, the Highlanders hit big shots late to seal the upset. Watch LeVert’s postgame comments about the team’s preparation and motivation in the embedded media player below, and hit the jump for Walton.

  • countourzealous

    First game I missed this year. I’m awfully glad that I did.

  • Champswest

    I guess Michigan decided to take the day off.
    NJIT turned the ball over on their first 5 possessions and yet we were only up 2-0 when it could/should have been 10 or 12 to 0. If we would have jumped on them from the start, when we had a chance, NJIT never would have been able to come back.

    • jakerblue

      Exactly what I was thinking. You take advantage of those turnovers and they never get any confidence and they just keep making mistakes. By not taking advantage of the tos you let them calm down and stop making mistakes.

  • Dustin Stone

    I can only hope this a motivator and turning point heading forward. If not, that Arizona game is going to be mighty ugly.

  • kenworld

    This was a ugly game that I felt Michigan should have won. They were getting to the basket very easy. With Michigan size and length I think they should have played some zone just to give another look. All season long teams have been getting to the basket very easy. I really like spike but he is not going to stop any guard who can beat him off the dribble. This is a very young team.

    • jakerblue

      They tried the 1-3-1 and it immediately got shredded.

  • JohnNavarreIsMyHero

    I am very surprised Levert, Walton, and Irvin let this happen. This is a game you can sleep walk for 30 minutes, but you have to wake up and make plays.

    The defensive intensity did not pick up until very late and in the end it was not enough.

    This was a terrible performance and it didn’t look like anyone really cared until it was far too late.