After starting for Michigan last year, Duncan Robinson is embracing his role as the Wolverines' new sixth man.
Coached by Shaka Smart, the Longhorns push the pace of the game not through their offense, but their defense.
Moritz Wagner sparked the Wolverines early and finished with a career-high 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting.
The Wolverines narrowly made the NCAA Tournament last season over the Hokies, who visit Crisler Center on Wednesday.
The Daily breaks down the Wolverines’ upper echelon of competition when Big Ten play rolls around.
Almost a carbon copy of Thursday night’s game against Marquette, Michigan came out swinging in all facets of the game in the first half.
Against Howard on Friday, the Wolverines struggled to deal with a matchup zone defense, which was a defense Michigan coach John Beilein said he had never seen in all his years of coaching.
Michigan beat Howard, 76-58, in the first game of the 2K Classic’s Ann Arbor regional at Crisler Center on Friday night.
Michigan’s football and men’s basketball haven’t seen insurmountable hype around their respective programs since the Fab Five.
For the first time in his life, Russell was on the opposing side at a Michigan basketball game.