Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 10:02pm
Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Penn State.

In the first half, even when his shots weren’t falling, Brazdeikis did everything else on the court. He locked down Penn State forward Lamar Stevens, who got just 17 points off 44 touches. He helped facilitate the offense. And he filled in on rebounding — an area that’s normally Livers’ specialty.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 4:08pm
John Beilein and the Michigan basketball team will take on Penn State Thursday night.

Penn State is the kind of team that plays tough in every game. Chambers has run all kinds of creative defenses, from a stifling three-quarter court trap to zone to plain old man, that could give Michigan fits.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:33pm
Sophomore guard Jordan Poole was 6-of-10 from 3-point range on Sunday.

Isaiah Livers was in the middle of answering a question about adding pace to his game when Jordan Poole came over.

The sophomore forward left his answer hanging.

“You shot 10 threes, bro?” he said to Poole. “Calm down, man! That’s a lot of threes!”

Calming down, of course, isn’t Poole’s thing. And on Sunday, it was a good thing he didn’t — six of his 10 shots from beyond the arc went in, providing Michigan with 18 much-needed points in its 74-52 win over Binghamton.

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 5:42pm
Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers keyed an 11-0 run to extend Michigan's lead to 14

It was halftime and John Beilein was at a loss. The Michigan men’s basketball coach couldn’t draw up any new plays for his team, which was leading by just five against Binghamton (4-12) .And though it took longer than it should have against a team no one viewed as a threat Michigan eventually found a groove and ended 2018 with a 74-52 win.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 5:50pm

For the first few minutes of Saturday’s game against Air Force (4-7 overall), No. 4 Michigan (12-0 overall, 2-0 Big Ten), the misses piled up. But by the end of the game, Michigan got its offense clicking just enough, as four players scored in the double digits en route to a 71-50 win.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 8:50pm
John Beilein helped Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich and assistant Andrew Moore land jobs after leaving Michigan

Few vestiges remain of what Michigan basketball used to be, but it was that era of the program that shaped so much of who Zandt, Moore and Pilipovich are today. On Saturday, the three will meet with old friends, visit their old haunts and thank the people — including Beilein — who got them to this point.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 4:54pm
Charles Matthews scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds in Michigan's win on Saturday

In a game that more often than not consisted of missed shots, sloppy play and an inability to sustain momentum, Matthews at first contributed to that. But right when the Wolverines needed him the most, he stepped up.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:34pm
Fifth-year senior defensive end Chase Winovich says he will play in the Peach Bowl.

Michigan and Chase Winovich say they are ready for the Peach Bowl

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
Sophomore guard Jordan Poole finished Wednesday’s game with 5-for-8 shooting against the Tar Heels.

Jordan Poole once said he never missed three times in a row.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:34pm
Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis provided a spark for Michigan’s offense that resulted in a 84-67 win over North Carolina.

Ignas Brazdeikis sat on the bench, watching Michigan’s sluggish offense fall into a hole to North Carolina.