Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:57pm
Junior forward Isaiah Livers scored a career-high 22 points.

On Tuesday, intentional or not, each half of basketball represented a different plan of attack — and with it, different identities of the Michigan men’s basketball team. During a hard-fought 79-69 win against Creighton (1-1 overall), the Wolverines (2-0) used nearly every weapon they had in their arsenal, but switched its strategy as the game carried on.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:46pm
Junior guard Eli Brooks scored a career-high 24 points in Michigan’s win over Appalachian State.

The Michigan men’s basketball team’s first win of the season was … not pretty.

But maybe that was the point. 

Given what this team lost — three of its top scorers from last season and the greatest coach in program history —  it would be foolish to suggest that the 2019-20 season would start with the same level of success enjoyed in the past. There will be some hiccups along the way.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:23pm
Juwan Howard begins his first season as Michigan's basketball coach.

It was a practice just like any other for the Miami Heat.

The starters were out on the floor running through their offensive schemes against the scout team. Among the latter, per usual, was then-assistant coach Juwan Howard.

Howard, having played 19 years in the NBA, standing at 6-foot-9 and doing everything he can to keep in shape, almost always ran with the scout team in practice.

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:47pm
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In an 82-51 win over Saginaw Valley State, Michigan coach Juwan Howard got his first win with the Wolverines in dominating fashion.

While it may have just been an exhibition match, it’s a significant milestone nonetheless.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:58pm
Associate coach Phil Martelli spent the last 24 years as the head coach at St. Joseph’s, and brings expertise to the Michigan men's basketball team this season.

It’s year one under coach Juwan Howard, and the question on everyone’s mind seems to be what on Earth is this new team going to look like?

Will it be characterized by deliberate possessions on offense with complex schemes that only a few of basketball’s elite may understand, or will it be more up-tempo, emphasizing the 3-point shot? Will the team mostly run man-to-man defensive coverage or will it play a zone? For crying out loud, who’s even going to be starting?

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:23am
Freshman middle blocker May Pertofsky led the Wolverine charge Sunday, despite losing to No. 6 Wisconsin.

Suffocate the opposition with stout blocks at the net. Execute sharp, communicative passing plays. Extend digs into rallies, and rallies into kills. Keep errors to a minimum. Don’t beat yourself. And finally, possess the athletes capable of pulling it all off. 

Check a few of these boxes and you might be a solid volleyball team. Check all of them and you might just be great. On Sunday, the Michigan volleyball team, a solid one, met a great one in the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 8:07pm
Freshman forward Franz Wagner decided to come to Michigan after playing for a professional club.

Franz Wagner is an exception. After finishing high school early, the guard played a year of professional ball for Alba Berlin in Germany’s Bundesliga. Now, he’s back in a classroom, and the 6-foot-8 wing couldn’t be happier about it.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 9:48pm
Sophomore forward Brandon Johns was seen in a walking boot on Sunday evening.

On Sunday evening, The Daily spotted sophomore forward Brandon Johns Jr. in a walking boot on his right foot. A U-M spokesperson confirmed that Johns has a sprained ankle and the boot is mainly used for Johns’ comfort. The timetable for a full recovery is unclear at the moment.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:22pm
New Michigan men's basketball coach Juwan Howard already feels at home in Ann Arbor.

On Thursday, freshly-minted Michigan coach Juwan Howard sauntered into the room full of reporters at Crisler Center. Greeting the crowd and recognizing some familiar faces, the 19-year NBA veteran sat down in the Ron and Eileen Weiser Family Club — an exclusive area of the arena shrouded in maize and blue — and looked like a man who’s been doing the job for years.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 8:01pm
Cazzie Russell, who led the Wolverines to three consecutive Big Ten titles and two Final Fours in the 1960s, signed autographs in Ann Arbor for fans on Friday.

Michigan legend Cazzie Russel reflects on his legacy as the basketball program heads into its new chapter under new coach Juwan Howard.