Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 1:30am
The Michigan men's basketball team has an entirely new mindset that's come with its improved defense.

When Michigan's offense goes awry, it becomes about grit over flash. Brawn over beauty. Substance over style.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:22pm
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says his team plays defense like "junkyard dogs."

Florida State prides itself on tenacious defense and depth in scoring.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:48pm
Michigan defeated Texas A&M 99-72 in the Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Elite Eight.

Michigan dominated Texas A&M all game long, winning 99-72 to move on to the Elite Eight.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:41pm
Freshman forward Isaiah Livers says rebounding is about "giving everything you've got."

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Pick your metaphor.

Assistant coach Saddi Washington likes the saying, “You’ve got to be the hammer, not the nail.” Michigan head coach John Beilein scolds his players against “Tinker Bell boxouts.” Freshman forward Isaiah Livers, in a no-frills style, says it’s simply about giving “everything you’ve got.”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:20am
Freshman guard Jordan Poole has enjoyed growing fame after his buzzer-beating shot to send the Wolverines to the Sweet Sixteen.

Michigan needs Jordan Poole to stay solid, even with his late-game heroics.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:58pm
Zavier Simpson has won both matchups this season against rival Cassius Winston.

When he first came to campus, Isaiah Livers didn’t know much about Zavier Simpson.

So during one of the Wolverines’ summer workouts, the freshman forward decided he’d post Simpson up. It seemed like obvious mismatch. Livers, listed at six-foot-seven, 230 pounds, is one of the most physically imposing players on the Michigan men’s basketball team. Simpson, meanwhile, is sturdy but stands at a layman’s six-foot-nothing.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 9:21pm
Jon Teske scored a career-high 14 points in a breakout game against Isaac Haas and Purdue.

NEW YORK CITY, NY — It felt like a scene out of a movie.  

Jon Teske — the Michigan men’s basketball team’s placid, soft-spoken center — gathered his momentum outside the block, leapt and threw down an emphatic, and-one dunk. Put on a poster was Purdue’s Isaac Haas, a seven-foot-two, 290-pound behemoth who makes a living bullying others in the paint.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:52pm
Junior forward Moritz Wagner has formed a special bond with Michigan coach John Beilein

Michigan forward Moritz Wagner has formed a special bond with coach John Beilein.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:19pm
Michigan in a game against Nebraska at Madison Square Garden Friday.

NEW YORK CITY, NY— With Isaiah Roby bustling to close out, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman stared down the hoop from the right corner, flicked his wrist and hit nothing but net. The usually stoic and hyper-cool senior guard turned around and let Roby know it, jawing and smiling as he swaggered down the floor.

It was a scene that contrasted the Michigan basketball team’s nail-biting win over Iowa on Thursday, when the Wolverines never truly found that edge and hit just three 3-pointers.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:25pm
Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson's aggressiveness has helped Michigan overcome defenses that switch ball screens.

Michigan takes on Nebraska today, a team that beat the Wolverines by 20 in January.