Quick hits: Beilein, Novak, Burke

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, senior guard Zack Novak and freshman point guard Trey Burke met with the media on Friday to discuss the 25th-ranked Wolverines' matchup with Illinois on Sunday. Here are a few of the main points the trio touched on:


  • ON ILLINOIS' RECENT SLUMP: The Illini are 1-5 in their last six games, with their average margin of defeat at 6 points per game. "I don't think they've been playing poorly,” Beilein said. "They've lost tight games, really tight games. They could've won all those games."