Michigan coach John Beilein says his team needed opportunities to grow after a loss after the loss to Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc. on January 19, 2019.
Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

MADISON, Wis. – John Beilein does not lose his temper often.

Michigan basketballThe head coach will be frustrated. But it's rare to see him as apoplectic as he was on Saturday afternoon with less than a minute left to play in Michigan's No. 64-54 No. Michigan loss.

Dragged by three with 59 seconds to play, the Wolverines attempted to commit an intentional foul against Ethan Happ, a Wisconsin star, a 49 percent free throw that entered the game.

Michigan head coach John Beilein is beside himself as he discusses a call with a referee during the second half against Wisconsin on Saturday. (Photo: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The freshman striker, Ignas Brazdeikis, fouled Happ, who was away from the ball.

The whistle blew.

The officials piled up for almost 10 seconds before making a decision: a flagrant personal foul, which meant two free throws and possession of the ball, which effectively affected the game for Wisconsin.

After the call was made, Beilein was furious, approaching an official along the sideline. At one point, badistant coaches Saddi Washington and DeAndre Haynes tried to take him back to the Michigan bank, physically detaining Beilein.

The call was interpreted differently by each head coach.


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