Michigan coach John Beilein says improving his team's GPS remains a huge priority in early conference season.

Michigan coach John Beilein says improving his team's GPS remains a huge priority in early conference season.

Michigan's 1-2 start to Big Ten conference play disappoints John Beilein.

Saturday's most recent loss to Maryland out at Crisler Center sent the Wolverines back to the film room and back on the court looking to correct it's mistakes ahead of Wednesday's trip to Illinois.

Consistency remains an issue for Michigan as Beilein's unit looks to put 40 minutes together on both ends of the floor.

"They realize there's just 10 possessions a game that we don't make sense sometimes with what we do," Beilein said Tuesday. 

"That's costing us. We just got to get ourselves better at understanding that you're not going to play mistake free basketball but there are some mistakes you can control."

Defensive awareness, particularly for a relatively inexperienced team, can be an arduous journey through many levels of failure.

For the Wolverines, these habits are seen at all levels, according to Beilein, including the NBA. The task now becomes getting his players to change those bad habits in time to turn around the 1-2 start in conference play.

"Like I said, we're not talking about something complex, it's just a matter of, I call it GPS," Beilein said. "Some players have bad GPS of where the basket is, where my man is, how far you are out on the court. 

"We do these tests with them and some can see it. Some guys are more apt to find their way out of the forest than others."


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