Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:02pm

PISCATAWAY — Geo Baker stood dead center, well beyond the arc, and fired for three.

The shot landed to cap off an 8-0 run, and with just over three minutes left in the first half, Michigan’s lead was down to single digits for the first time since the under-16 timeout.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:00pm

And the Buckeyes’ frustration with Simpson started even earlier. The possession before the fight, Simpson hit a 3-pointer to break up a three-minute scoring drought. Before that, he was a constant presence, grabbing boards left and right and dishing out assists. He finished with a triple-double, the first of his career — scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists and acting as the Wolverines’ catalyst in its 65-49 win.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:46pm
Redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews held Indiana's Romeo Langford to 3-of-12 shooting.

And there in the middle of all of it was Matthews, who had four rebounds before Indiana had a single point and generated chances for his team even through periods of sloppy offensive play.

Langford, meanwhile, had three fouls in the first nine minutes of the game and sat the rest of the half.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 9:52pm
Sophomores Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers combined for just 10 points on 3-for-13 shooting Tuesday night..

As those four excruciating minutes passed, with the refs reviewing every angle of a slowed-down Matthews releasing the ball, all Minnesota could do was stand and wait and hope.

A few milliseconds made the difference between what could have been one of the Golden Gophers’ biggest performances in years and just another game that ended in heartbreak.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 7:24pm
Michigan coach John Beilein's goal wasn't to be undefeated this season.

For everyone else, too, it had been a while since they’d made mistakes like that, been outplayed like that or lost like that. Other than a 62-60 scare in Evanston in early December, there hadn’t been any semblance of trouble all season. Now that they’ve hit some struggles, the Wolverines are better equipped to correct them.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:57pm

Michigan was bound to lose sometime and here it was, a game full of offensive woes and turnovers and giving Wisconsin just a little too much room to get back into the game until finally, it cascaded in the Wolverines’ 64-54 loss. Michigan never led again.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
In his 12th season at the helm, Michigan coach John Beilein has the Wolverines out to the best start in program history.

Chris Collins stepped up to the podium last Sunday, faced with the unenviable task of putting into words a summation of his team’s 80-60 loss to No. 2 Michigan.

“Seventeen teams have tried,” the Northwestern men’s basketball coach said. “And 17 have failed.”

That’s 17 postgame press conferences for the opposing coach, trying to grapple with what had just happened and finding some positive takeaway to tell reporters.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:14pm
Junior guard Zavier Simpson scored a career-high 24 points against Northwestern.

From the beginning, it was clear that the Wildcats were sticking with their strategy. Six and a half minutes into the game, Northwestern left Simpson wide open from beyond the arc, leaving everyone else blocked. And even though it hadn’t worked last time, even though the whole team had shot terribly in Saturday’s practice, Simpson did the only thing there was to do: shoot the ball.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:17pm
For the first time in over a month, Michigan heads on the road Thursday to face Illinois.

Illinois senior guard Aaron Jordan isn’t the most heralded player on the team, but he is the most veteran of a starting lineup composed of two four-star freshmen and a sophomore. The Daily sat down with Jordan at Big Ten Media Day in October.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 7:29pm
Redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews held Indiana guard Romeo Langford to 17 points Sunday in Michigan's 74-63 win.

In the waning seconds of the game, it was Charles Matthews who stood at center court, dribbling the clock out on the Michigan men’s basketball team’s win over Indiana. It was appropriate, for a game where, for much of it, the redshirt junior wing had been a focal point.