ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As the team bus left Indianapolis and started toward Ann Arbor, Michigan coach John Beilein was already clipping film from the Wolverines' embarrassing Big Ten tournament loss to Ohio State.
He was eager to see what had gone so wrong against the Buckeyes so the Wolverines could fix those mistakes and move on to preparing for their NCAA tournament berth.
"We've grown in defeat, and you grow in defeat quicker than you grow in victory," Beilein said. "I enjoy going into the classroom, into the practice court, the film room with [the team] because they've embraced this hard work."
Embracing hard work and addressing the struggles have helped the Wolverines bounce back after every loss this season. After every single defeat Michigan returned the next game and won. It has been more than a year since the Wolverines have lost two games in a row.