Quick hits: Michigan basketball news conference 

January, 16, 2012
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Michigan coach John Beilein and members of the No. 19 Michigan basketball team met with the media on Monday to discuss Tuesday night's game against No. 9 Michigan State.

Michigan coach John Beilein:

  • ARE SENSES HEIGHTENED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT’S GAME: "I would say so," Beilein said. "For way beyond me and Tom Izzo, this has been a great series for years and years."
  • ON MICHIGAN STATE SENIOR FORWARD DRAYMOND GREEN: Beilein said he has been impressed with Green's passing ability, saying he is "as good a passing big man as there is in the country." Beilein pointed out both Green's shooting and rebounding abilities and said Green has opened the floor up for other players.
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