LeVert to Test Ankle, Question Mark For Iowa

Michigan coach John Beilein doesn't know if Wolverines will have Caris LeVert Sunday at Iowa.

In an upset win over No.3 Maryland Tuesday night, Michigan proved that even without star senior Caris LeVert the Wolverines have some fight.

The road only gets tougher for Michigan this weekend though, headed off to Iowa to take on a senior laden Hawkeyes team fresh off a win at Michigan State Thursday.

"It's just a tremendous basketball team right now," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "Just go all over college basketball, where are there four seniors that all have been starting for years, been playing for years and earned that."

The status of LeVert continues to remain an issue as well, and Beilein didn't give off great confidence the Wolverines leading scorer will be ready.

"Caris will go through a series of tests again today to see where he is," Beilein said. "If he tests with no pain he'll practice and begin the process of practicing. If he tests with pain, he'll be just doing some things that'll help his healing."

Without LeVert against the Terrapins, Michigan used a trio of double figure scorers to secure the victory. Zak Irivn led the way with 22-points while Duncan Robinson chipped in 17. 

Junior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. recorded a double double with 12-points and 10 rebounds, leading the Wolverines despite his small stature.

"Now the best outlet we have is one of our guards to get the basketball and go," he said. "He's got an uncanny ability to jump off two feet, in a crowd to rebound. I don't care how big the other guy is."

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