BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It’s only the second loss for Michigan, but for the second time – with the nation watching intently – the Wolverines couldn’t handle all the eyes focused on them. They’re a good team, but nobody still knows if they’re good enough to adjust when they’re not the hard-charging front-running horse out of the gate.
The Wolverines’ reign as the nation’s No. 1 ranked team was short-lived. Their 81-73 loss to the Hoosiers will push them off the perch. But coach John Beilein’s hopeful that this disappointment will offer an important learning tool for a team still unfamiliar with the role of nationally relevant.
“You have to lose games like these before you know what it takes to win those important games later in the season,” he said.