Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:28pm
Cole Bajema entered his name into the transfer portal on Tuesday.

After one season, freshman guard Cole Bajema is potentially departing Ann Arbor having submitted his name to the transfer portal, a program spokesperson confirmed to The Daily.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:43am
Adrian Nunez on the offensive side of the court

Sophomore guard Adrien Nunez works to find a larger role in this upcoming season by improving on his past struggles and believing in his own ability.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 1:16pm
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren made the decision to cancel the men's basketball tournament on Thursday.

When a wave of uncertainty about the severity of the spread of the virus reached his ears, Warren made the decision and called Michigan and Rutgers’ athletic directors Warde Manuel and Patrick Hobbs that their 12 o’clock game would not commence.

From there, the athletic directors told the head coaches, who then gave their team the news.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 3:28pm
Former Michigan coach John Beilein speaks to reporters in the locker room.

Reporters will not be allowed to enter team locker rooms following games at this week’s Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, according to a statement from the Big Ten Conference. The statement, released Wednesday afternoon, confirmed that the tournament will “continue to be held as scheduled,” though postgame media availabilities will be held in a larger space in an attempt to avoid the close confines of locker rooms.

The tournament, however, will go on as planned with fans in attendance.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 5:27pm
Freshman forward Franz Wagner found himself in foul trouble against Maryland, disrupting Michigan's gameplan.

During Michigan’s loss to Maryland on Sunday, Franz Wagner was whistled for his second foul just eight minutes into the first half.

Due to the team’s autobench policy under those circumstances, the freshman wing spent the remaining 12 minutes of the half planted firmly on the bench. Prior to the foul, the score was 12-9, and the Wolverines were going toe-to-toe with the inevitable Big Ten regular season champs.

Once Wagner vacated the court, though, the offense fell to tatters.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 1:34pm
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So when the final buzzer sounded, it signaled a 83-70 dismantling of Michigan (19-12 overall,10-10 Big Ten). The Terrapins’ (24-7, 14-6) combination of outside shooting, offensive fluidity and dislodging of the Wolverines’ defense sealed the deal in the regular season finale.

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 5:06pm
Freshman wing Franz Wagner and the Michigan men's basketball team have played much better defensively of late.

Where things get particularly bleak for the Wolverines’ foes though comes from 3-point shots. In The Bahamas, Michigan was effective in limiting perimeter shots with opponents shooting just 29.7 percent from three in the Caribbean. Recently though, the Wolverines have been on another planet. Along with overall scoring, opponents’ shooting percentages have taken a dip as well. Rivals in The Bahamas shot 42 percent from the floor and now are connecting on just 37.2 percent of shots over the last five games.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:33pm
Senior guard Zavier Simpson is shooting 37 percent on 3-pointers this season, up from 28.5 percent in his career.

Simpson — assuredly not known for his shooting prowess — has been trapped between the decision to take the open 3-point shot or carry on with one of many other options that he is more comfortable with, including driving to the hoop or finding another open man. But in an unexpected development, the veteran guard has added an effective 3-point shot to his arsenal, elevating the Wolverines’ offense. The senior made this addition even more apparent on Wednesday, when he hit two threes in the opening four minutes to ignite Michigan’s offense in its eventual 60-52 win over Rutgers.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 4:07pm
Senior point guard Zavier Simpson scored 12 points and added 11 assists in Sunday’s  89-65 win over Indiana.

Zavier Simpson took the ball up the court to kick things off against Indiana on Sunday. But, fairly uncharacteristically, Simpson attempted to find his man on the right side only to see the ball land squarely in the hands of a Hoosier. Rather than follow up Indiana’s opening bucket with a couple points of his own, Simpson was staring down a turnover and a less-than-ideal start. But that would be one of his only mistakes all afternoon.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:19pm
Eli Brooks has led Michigan in scoring in its last three road games.

On Wednesday, following a blowout win over Northwestern, junior forward Isaiah Livers was asked to describe junior guard Eli Brooks — the game’s leading scorer. Instead of diving into the minutiae of the guard’s performance, Livers kicked things off by giving the third-year player a new nickname:

“The silent assassin.”