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Wolverines preparing for full array of Louisville defenses

Rick Pitino encouraged John Beilein not to waste much practice time Saturday trying to solve Louisville's pressure defense.

The Michigan coach knows better.

After 39 seasons on college sidelines as a head coach and four head-to-head matchups with Pitino, Beilien understands his team must be ready for anything and everything in Sunday's second-round game at Indianapolis.

"He's the hardest coach that I've ever had to prepare for," Beilein said. "Usually, it's one or two-day prep and it's really hard. Styles may be different and just getting your kids to understand certain concepts, but he's done pretty well prepping for us. He's got a pretty good record...

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