Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 5:23pm
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How does a second-year NBA player conclude that a college freshman doesn’t need any advice at all?
According to his brother and others, it’s his maturity and experience. While most of the former is derived from his innate disposition, the latter results from his unique basketball background.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 5:38pm
Michigan's defense struggled to contain Ohio State's 3-point shooting in Sunday's loss.

Just three days prior, Trice almost singlehandedly downed Michigan from behind the 3-point line en route to an away victory. Sunday afternoon, the Michigan men’s basketball team was left seeing double as Ohio State sank 11-of-21 from three, beating the Wolverines 77-63 in the process.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:36pm
Michigan coach Juwan Howard is wary of Wisconsin's offensive patience and ability to shoot the three

The Wolverines welcome Wisconsin to Crisler Center in the two teams’ one and only meeting this season. While the Badgers may lack a top-25 ranking and household name, they are currently tied for third in the Big Ten — a game ahead of Michigan in the crowded race for a double-bye in next month’s conference tournament. One of the keys to Wisconsin’s success this year has been its 3-point shooting.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 3:51pm
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Over the course of their latest five-game winning streak, the Wolverines have showcased their depth.
The usual suspects of Zavier Simpson, Isaiah Livers and Eli Brooks have all had their moments — Simpson’s four 3-pointers against Michigan State, Livers’ 17-point outing against Northwestern and Brooks’ three double-digit scoring efforts.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:45pm
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The process of breaking that standoff wasn’t pretty, but even without leading scorer, Isaiah Livers, the Michigan men’s basketball team (17-9 overall, 8-7 Big Ten) held on to beat Rutgers (18-9, 9-7), 60-52, undaunted in a hostile environment.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:54pm
Attackman Bryce Clay tied a Michigan record with six goals in Tuesday's win.

The Wolverines had mustered only two goals for a majority of the first quarter until they finally erupted for four in the final 80 seconds. Their hot start propelled them to a 16-goal outburst. Led by dominant performances from the attack line, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team (2-1) was able to cruise to its second victory of the year, throttling Canisius (0-3), 16-8.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 12:25pm
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Jon Teske might’ve just missed a point-blank layup attempt, but he wasn’t going to give up on the play. As the rebound evaded the grasp of the Hoosiers, the senior center dove on it and had the wherewithal to find Franz Wagner alone under the basket for two. Teske’s effort, apart from sending the Crisler Center crowd into an uproar, capped off an offensive onslaught that saw his team take a 12-point lead on Indiana late in the first half. From there, the Michigan men’s basketball team (16-9 overall, 7-7 Big Ten) held serve to beat the Hoosiers (16-9, 6-8), 89-65, Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:02pm
Isaiah Livers' return has energized a stagnant Michigan offense in the two games since his return.

The sequence was just one of a slew of fast break opportunities enjoyed by the Wolverines during Wednesday’s 79-54 rout of the Wildcats. Whether it was a rim-rattling dunk by junior forward Isaiah Livers or a wide-open 3-pointer from junior guard Eli Brooks, Michigan carved up Northwestern’s transition defense. By the end of the night, the Wolverines had scored 17 fastbreak points — their highest tally since playing Iowa State in late November.

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 11:49am
Junior guard Eli Brooks shut down Cassius Winston on the perimeter.

But, as much as Howard commended Brooks for his offensive production that night, he made even more of a point of lauding Brooks’ defense. Howard’s endorsement that night in Iowa City has rung true in the 22 days since, but was no more evident than when Michigan faced the Spartans on Saturday at Crisler Center.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 3:48pm
Isaiah Livers returned to action on Saturday in Michigan's win over Michigan State.

Livers played 18 minutes in the first half and 31 in total, second to only Wagner. Over the past few weeks, it was clear Howard and his staff weren’t going to rush Livers back too soon, regardless of which direction the Wolverines were trending. But, when he was ready to go, they weren’t going to hold him back at all either.