While John Beilein would’ve liked for Michigan to play better in a 59-55 win over Western Illinois, he admitted that it was good for the Wolverines to play in a tough, close game like this before heading to Maui. Here’s video of what the coach had to say, followed by notes and quotes after the jump:
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Another late tip off for Michigan, who hosts Western Illinois in its third game of the season. Tonight’s game will be streamed exclusively on ESPN3 which is not subscription based but is ISP dependent. See this provider list to see if your ISP is supported.
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|Who: Michigan (2-0) vs. Western Illinois (0-1)|
|Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, MI|
|When: 8:30 p.m. ET, November 17th, 2011|
|TV: ESPN3 (Provider List)|
|Radio: MGoBlue / WWJ (950 AM) / WWWW (102.9 FM / Sirius 94|
|Pre-Game: Beilein and Player Quotes / Trey Burke Video Feature / Pick to Click|
Michigan hosts Western Illinois in its final tune up before beginning play in the 2011 Maui Invitational on Monday against Memphis. Like Michigan’s first two games of the season, Western Illinois shouldn’t pose much of a serious threat. The Leathernecks won just two games in the Summit League last season and were the only team to lose to Division 1 cellar dweller Centenary, who went 1-29 and now plays Division III basketball.