Michigan Guard Chaundee Brown Jr (15), guard Luke Wilson (32) and guard Rico Ozuna-Harrison (14) watch as they are all honored for the Seniors Night after they played Michigan State (69-50) in their Big Ten basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, on Thursday the 4th March 2021 With the win, Michigan took the Big Ten title of the regular season (Mike Mulholland | MLivecom) Mike Mulholland | MLivecom

When Michigan’s Franz Wagner was answering questions during a video conference call with members of the media on Wednesday, teammate Hunter Dickinson stepped in, waiting for his turn to do the same

“So Franz, as the previous reporter said, you’ll be in the bubble for a month, so that means a lot of downtime,” said Dickinson. “How many games are you likely to lose to Hunter in FIFA on PlayStation?”

The Wolverines appear easily in the postseason, which starts for them in the Big Ten tournament on Friday. They are also focused, motivated, and ready for an extended stay in Indianapolis

Three buses carrying the Michigan men’s basketball team will drive four hours from Ann Arbor to Indianapolis after training on Thursday.The Wolverines are hoping they won’t stop until Aug. April return

Wagner had laundry while speaking His head coach, Juwan Howard said he was packing enough clothes for four weeks Big Ten teams are in a unique situation because their conference tournament is in the same city as many of the NCAA tournament games (some NCAA tournament games are played elsewhere in Indiana, Bloomington and West Lafayette, each just over an hour from Indianapolis)

Once the NCAA tournament begins, participating teams must stay on the designated hotel floor and essentially quarantine themselves, and so it’s Michigan’s plan to stay until its run is over

But first the Big Ten tournament.The Wolverines won the regular season title and are chasing another banner this weekend, starting with a matchup with Maryland or Michigan State

Achieving that goal will require some adjustments based on recent performances. Michigan started 18-1 but lost two of their last three: a 23-point home loss to Illinois and a 6-point loss to rivals Michigan State on Sunday

“A mistake we made in some games was that we focused too much on the other team,” said Wagner. “I think this will be a major focus in the next few days of training to help ours Return to habits and how we want to play””

“Some people might say we are on a downward trend, but with this team and our coaches, that may be the motivation to make sure it doesn’t come back,” he added. “It was possible yesterday see in practice how everyone treated it like one was dying now ”

Every gamer is looking for improvements they need. For Wagner, that means “being aggressive but not pre-determining what I want to do out there. It means taking advantage of whatever the defense gives them

Dickinson, who also struggled with the two recent defeats, said he needed to be more patient with the ball on the block. “I think I rushed a little too much,” he said, “I think earlier in the season I took more time “He thinks using his right (out) hand will be more effective as the teams have focused on removing his left hook

A healthy Eli Brooks would help too. His status for the Big Ten tournament is unknown.It’s not hard to imagine him resting this weekend in hopes of being healthy for the NCAA tournament

That doesn’t mean this weekend doesn’t matter to Michigan.It’s the Wolverines looking to re-establish themselves as an elite team, a threat to the National Championship on Jan. April

“I think you will see a new and motivated team from Michigan that will hopefully win 9-0 during this stretch and raise two more banners,” said Dickinson

Wagner might as well have spoken about Michigan’s prospects for the remainder of the season in answering Dickinson’s playful question about video games

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