Michigan coach John Beilein previewed the Wolverines trip to New York, eyeing potential changes to the starting five.

Michigan coach John Beilein previewed the Wolverines trip to New York, eyeing potential changes to the starting five.

Michigan could look a little different Thursday night as the Wolverines walk into Madison Square Garden to take on Marquette in the 2K Classic Tournament.

While Duncan Robinson started the first two games for Michigan, both wins, D.J. Wilson had more of an impact off the bench for the Wolverines.

"We're going to look at it one more time today but there could be a change, we'll see," Beilein said. "Duncan has really improved in some areas. 

"D.J. has really improved in a lot of areas as well so sometimes it may be matchup driven or just who do we want to come off the bench with some swag."

Wilson provided a nice spark in the season opener against Howard, notching nine-points to go with eight rebounds.

In a win over IUPUI, Wilson played 30 minutes scoring seven-points but this time pulling in 14 rebounds.

Robinson meanwhile was limited to just 12 minutes of action. 

Regardless of who starts, Beilein admitted playing two games in two days will force Michigan to rest legs if possible.

"We'll try to reduce minutes the best that we can and still win that game," Beilein said. 

"But with two games, we do get to rest on Saturday and Sunday a little bit before we make our next trip but it's, I'd love to be able to have our prime minute guys be at 30 minutes in these games but I don't know that that's going to happen."

Marquette comes into this one 2-0 as well following wins over Vanderbilt and Howard, returning all but one player in Henry Ellenson, a first round NBA draft pick of the Detroit Pistons this past summer. 

"They added to their team with two transfers, a graduate transfer that is making a big difference and a guard from UNC Asheville," Beilein said. 

"They really have a deep team, especially on the perimeter with a lot of scorers putting up big numbers so, our defense will really be tested."


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