Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:58pm
Michigan in a game against Minnesota at the Williams Arena Thursday. Michigan won 69-60.

MINNEAPOLIS — Williams Arena is as much airplane hangar as basketball arena. The home of the Minnesota men’s basketball team is capable of producing noise belying its cavernous interior, and its raised court and double-decker stands harken back to the vintage days of the sport.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 6:49pm
Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers was impressed with the Michigan men's basketball team's transition offense against Maryland on Saturday.

The Wolverines' struggling transition attack showed signs of a breakthrough, with 14 fast-break points against Maryland.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:07pm
Michigan coach John Beilein credited Penn State as better than its 9-15 record after the Nittany Lions beat Michigan on Tuesday.

The Wolverines aren’t flying above the conference’s pressure cooker anymore — they’ve been dragged back in, and their mentality must be adjusted accordingly.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:25pm

Michigan coach John Beilein was ejected at the end of the first half, and Penn State never looked back from a 13-point halftime lead, stunning the Wolverines on Tuesday night.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:03pm
Ethan Happ was frustrated as Michigan beat Wisconsin by playing a similar style to the Badgers.

Ethan Happ grabbed the collar of his jersey, brought it to his face and clenched it with his teeth. His head slumped, his hands covered his neck as he shuffled to the end of the Wisconsin handshake line.

John Beilein approached Happ, and the two embraced as good sportspeople do. But while Happ’s frustration was obvious, for the Michigan men’s basketball coach, it was an embrace of relief.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:19pm
Junior point guard Zavier Simpson .

Knocking down open shots was one part of the equation, but getting them in the first place was just as important. The Daily took to the tape to look at what went into the Wolverines’ best offensive performance in nearly a month.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:37pm
Sophomore guard Jordan Poole spearheaded Michigan's stagnant offense Friday, scoring 16 points.

You’d be hard-pressed to script a more apt ending for the Michigan men’s basketball team’s 74-59 loss to Iowa on Friday night. The Wolverines went 9-for-28 for the field in the first half and were barely better in the second, shooting 32.3 percent and scoring 0.81 points per possession against the Big Ten’s worst defense in adjusted efficiency.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 11:45pm
Junior guard Zavier Simpson notched a triple-double in Michigan's 65-49 win over Ohio State.

Trash talking in basketball comes with a set of unwritten, but impossible-to-forget rules. Among the most important of these dictums: It doesn’t leave the court.

In the second half of Michigan’s 65-49 win over the Buckeyes on Tuesday, Zavier Simpson fell to the court after being on the business end of a hard screen from Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson. As soon as the play was over, Simpson popped up, yelling and pointing at the Buckeye center.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:31pm

While the Hoosiers self-destructed, the fifth-ranked Wolverines (19-1 overall, 8-1 Big Ten) continued to play basketball. They cruised to a 69-46 win that, thanks to an opening sequence that sent Assembly Hall into a fugue, rarely seemed that close.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:34pm
Junior center Jon Teske has scored in double figures in four consecutive games.

If the Wolverines indeed have a switch, Friday night would be a good time for them to flip it.

“I feel like we were just trying to go out there and win a game, rather than being excited to make open shots and being excited to beat a good team. I feel like that’s something that decreased the last couple games,” Poole said. “Being able to flip the switch and try to turn it on tomorrow and get after it in practice, just have fun. When you’re there, you have 16 people against 17,000. … Being in that situation is something I feel is exciting for us.”