Coach Beilein dialed into Rome this afternoon, audio (a tad faint but listenable):
* Praised Trey Burke for his ability to excel in both big and small spaces on the court. Marveled how he gets to the rim in traffic or surrounded by defenders. Does this in practice that make you go, “how did he do that?”.
* Praised GRIII, said he has a chip on his shoulder for not being a highly touted recruit in Indiana early on. Beilein talked about “what a pleasure” is to coach him and how quickly he adopts their coaching points.
* Said this team has a chance to be one of the best he’s every coached.
* On the Ohio State loss, “that was what we needed..”
* On the potential of the #1 ranking, he downplayed it again, adding, “I wanna know where we’re going to be in March.”