Amaker Discusses Loss

Following an ugly performance against Wisconsin, Head Coach Tommy Amaker and Bernard Robinson Jr. met with the press to discuss the loss.

Head Coach Tommy Amaker

On the game:

"There weren't a lot of bright spots out there for us tonight. Overall it was a disappointing performance, especially considering Wisconsin played as well as the probably can. They were on fire from the beginning and didn't let up. They made almost every shot and did the little things. We didn't bring all the fight and intangibles that a team in our situation needed to. Now we'll work on getting focused on the next one."

On being denied the transition game:

"You don't have many opportunities to get down the floor when the other team is making as many shots as they were. They were beating us off the dribble all night and were hitting from three. You can go on down the list with things they did well and we didn't. We just have to refocus; we have our work cut out for us."

On Wisconsin's game:

"The mindset right now is to move forward. I have to talk to the coaching staff and figure out what the best approach will be. Certainly tonight was an uncharacteristic performance for our team. In some ways it was similar to what we went through in Bloomington (Ind.) earlier this year, except we weren't able to make a dent in Wisconsin's lead tonight."

Bernard Robinson Jr.

On the game:

"We struggled offensively and defensively. They made it hard to match their intensity from the start and we were just playing to keep up all night."

On Michigan's defensive strategy:

"We wanted to show them a lot of different looks on defense, but they countered well. We weren't rotating as fast as we needed to in order to give them tough looks and that led to easy buckets. We'll go in and look at film to pick out where we went wrong and come back ready to play against Illinois."

On preparing for Illinois after the loss:

"It won't be any more difficult. Whether you lose by 31 or one, it's still a loss. We just need to recognize where we made mistakes when we go back and watch the film and work to improve for Saturday's game."

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