Michigan basketball did exactly what it wanted to last week in New York. It won four games in four days and brought home another Big Ten tournament title while bolstering its NCAA tournament resume and avoiding a longer than necessary layoff. Now, the Wolverines will take the week to both rest, fine-tune and practice before finding out their tournament destination on Selection Sunday and departing for their site early next week. Michigan coach John Beilein said early last week he'll have a plan in place for his team throughout the off week, which will feature plenty of self-work with no opponent to scout for and, at some point, a live inter-squad scrimmage complete with officials in an attempt to keep the rust off. There will also be rest. "You were so overjoyed when you had the break (back then), you needed it because you had to win three or four games in a row (to get in)," Beilein said. "One team played Wiffle ball one day. I took a team fishing one time, we went to somebody's pond. Anything to change things up.
Why Michigan's week off before the NCAA tournament isn't a bad thing
Detroit Free Press | Mar 6