Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:58pm
Melo Trimble was voted Big Ten Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year before this season.

In October, the Daily caught up with the Terrapins’ star player at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago to talk about high expectations, Maryland’s recent recruiting success and spending part of the summer at a camp with Stephen Curry.

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 3:19pm
Junior guard Zak Irvin in Michigan's defeat of Penn State in the Crisler Center Saturday.

Michigan’s explosive first half — in which the Wolverines shot 66 percent from the floor and made 10 of 15 3-point attempts — caught Penn State completely off guard.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 6:06pm
Junior forward Mark Donnal in a game against University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday. Michigan won 78-68.
CHAMPAIGN — First it was a successful tip-in after his teammate missed a 3-pointer.
 
Then it was a contested layup to break a three-and-a-half-minute scoring drought. Later, it was a 3-pointer followed up by a block on the other end, and then it was a successful hook shot coming off an offensive rebound.
 
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:58pm
Senior guard Caris LeVert in a game against University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois on Wednesday. Michigan won 78-68.

Senior guard Caris LeVert, junior forward Zak Irvin, sophomore guard Aubrey Dawkins and Robinson all connected for 3-pointers within a four-minute span midway through the second half

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:39am
Senior goaltender Steve Racine blocks a shot during the Great Lakes Invitational on December 30.

DETROIT — The puck slipped between Steve Racine’s legs, and for a fleeting moment, it seemed the senior goaltender’s return to the ice had taken a turn for the worse.

Racine had stopped 13-of-13 shots in his first period since suffering a lower-body injury a month ago, but Northern Michigan battled back for a quick score to start the second and now, nine minutes later, had found the netminder’s five-hole.

Two Wildcats dove toward the crease and tapped the puck into the back of the net, and suddenly the Wolverines trailed, 2-1.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:42pm
Junior forward Zak Irvin dunks during Michigan's 96-60 victory over Bryant University on December 23.
Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein often hangs his hat on his team’s defense.
 
Even in a week when two of his players recorded the fourth and fifth triple-doubles in Michigan history, Beilein was proudest of the fact that the Wolverines reduced their opposing field-goal percentage just below his target of 40 percent.
 
So naturally, Beilein wasn’t happy Wednesday when the Wolverines allowed Bryant — a team shooting just 39 percent for the season, good for 326th in the country — to make 59 percent of its shots in the first half.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 7:42pm
Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. plays against Youngstown Sate in the Crisler Center Saturday. Michigan won 105 - 46.

Having no trouble finding open shooters, Walton spearheaded a Wolverine offense that pushed the tempo early and completely picked apart the Penguins’ 2-3 zone defense.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 12:57pm
Senior guard Caris LeVert dunks during the second half of Michigan's win over Delaware State on Saturday.

With the lowly Hornets (0-9) unable to get anything going offensively or defensively, the Wolverines had no issues finding shots all afternoon.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:27pm
Caris LeVert scored just five points against SMU.
Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein has repeatedly said his team is a “long way from being good,” and the Wolverines showed what he meant Tuesday.
 
In an 82-58 drubbing at the hands of No. 19 Southern Methodist — Michigan’s third non-conference loss of the young season — the Wolverines’ glaring weaknesses were on full display.
 
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 5:01pm
Senior Caris LeVert dunks during Michigan's defeat of Houston Baptist on Saturday at Crisler Center.
Almost a year to the date after the Wolverines’ upset loss to the New Jersey Institute of Technology following a huge win over Syracuse, Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein was fully aware his team could be set up for another letdown on Saturday.
 
Even after a hard-fought Big Ten/ACC Challenge road win Tuesday at North Carolina State — despite losing junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. to an ankle injury — Beilein no longer believes in “guarantee” games, especially without one of his key players.