INDIANAPOLIS — Kameron Chatman is listed at 6-foot-7 on Michigan’s official roster, and Aubrey Dawkins is listed at 6-foot-6. Chatman weighs 215 pounds. Dawkins weighs 210. The two have similar skin tones, and their hair is the same color, and perhaps most importantly, as Derrick Walton Jr. puts it, “they have similar haircuts.”
It’s not quite a flat top, but it’s flat top-ish — the kind of haircut that makes a person identifiable from across a room, or across a basketball court.
After a 71-61 loss to Iowa on Saturday, the expert consensus holds that Michigan would need an improbable run in the Big Ten Tournament — first, a win over Northwestern, then another against top-seeded Indiana — for its résumé to qualify for the Big Dance once again.