Michigan coach John Beilein says Caris LeVert continues to test pain, Wolverines set to welcome Minnesota.

Michigan coach John Beilein says Caris LeVert continues to test pain, Wolverines set to welcome Minnesota.

Michigan's three game stretch from hell is over, the Wolverines coming out the other end with one victory over No. 3 Maryland to show for it.

With the Terrapins sandwiched in between road trips to Purdue and most recently Sunday's loss to Iowa, Michigan (13-5, 3-2) returns home now for a Wednesday night date with Minnesota (6-12, 0-6).

"We haven't met since the the game the other day at Iowa," Michigan coach John Beilein said Tuesday. "Because of the three games in seven days we had to take yesterday off. 

"It's given the coaches a lot of time to look at the film and the kids a day off to get ready for a stretch with a game Wednesday against Minnesota and a short turnaround again."

Reflecting on the tough stretch, the Wolverines aren't looking for moral victories but remain encouraged by strong performances without senior captain Caris LeVert.

"I know we only had one win out of the three games against ranked opponents but I thought Maryland was big, especially being at home," Junior Zak Irvin said. 

"I think against Iowa, playing on the road is always tough, especially at Iowa, I thought we were able to battle back after we were down 11-0. We've just got to learn from that and have a better start."

Against the Gophers, Michigan would certainly welcome the return of LeVert, still battling a lower leg injury.

On Tuesday, Beilein again reiterated the uncertainty surrounding LeVert's eventual appearance back on the court..

"We continue to get encouraging news about Caris," Beilein said. "He's doing more right now on and off the court. We expect on and off the court going forward. We have no date yet and we'll see how he tolerates any pain going forward."

Lately Beilein says LeVert has been doing very little on the court, just light shooting, the way the Wolverines want it.

Without officially ruling LeVert out for Wednesday, Beilein didn't seem optimistic the senior player of the year candidate would be ready.

"I would assume so, yeah," he said. "We only have one day to measure it but he'll be in his practice uniform today, light shooting, some ball handling and does some different things."

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