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The most important things John Beilein said before the Big Ten Tournament

Wednesday afternoon, John Beilein met with reporters ahead of Michigan’s trip to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines tip off their postseason with a Friday night game against either Iowa or the winner of Northwestern-Illinois.

Here are the most important things that he had to say (and why they matter).

On Michigan’s mindset heading into the Big Ten Tournament:

“The last couple years we had a great edge about us going into the tournament because of the fact that we probably had to win a game or two to be sure we were in. We also had a different situation where we were preparing for two teams, not three teams. But I think one of the very few good things about our loss last Saturday was I believe it’s provided that edge back again, to a team that’s had a season like we’ve had, goes into a tournament with real goals other than, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to win the tournament?’

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