Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:12pm
Senior guard Spike Albrecht has played in eight games this year even as he recovers from two offseason hip surgeries.

On Nov. 30, John Beilein said he planned to shut Albrecht down. But the next day, when Derrick Walton Jr. left the game with a foot injury, Albrecht was among Beilein's first options off the bench.

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:06pm
Engineering sophomore Chris Baldwin poses for a portrait during the Michigan-Houston Baptist game in Crisler Center on Saturday.

Chris Baldwin, an engineering student from Saginaw, said that before Michigan’s loss to Michigan State, he was “no different than anybody else — just a good sports fan.”

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:01am
Moritz Wagner scored eight points against N.C. State.

A year ago, Duncan Robinson sat on the bench in street clothes as Michigan hosted Syracuse in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Moritz Wagner was in Berlin, Germany, playing his games for Alba Berlin, a semi-professional team. Fast forward a year to the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., and Robinson and Wagner showed why they’re two of the most important pieces for the Michigan men’s basketball team this season.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 6:39pm
Many Michigan fans spent Thanksgiving watching the Wolverines play in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

For a handful of Michigan fans, Thanksgiving turkey was served with a side of college hoops this year.

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 3:28am

It’s a simple, quiet film with an inspirational subject reflecting on one of the best albums of the ’80s.

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 8:28pm
Derrick Walton Jr. brings the ball up the floor on Friday against Texas.

In a matter of 48 hours, the Michigan men’s basketball team went from a team that couldn’t make a shot to one that barely missed.

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:16am
Sophomore forward Ricky Doyle directs traffic Thursday during Michigan's game against Charlotte.

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas  — Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart and three assistants sat courtside for Michigan’s day-two matchup against Charlotte on Thursday night. The Longhorns (2-2) would take on the winner on Friday in the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis, and it quickly became clear that would be the Wolverines, as Michigan rolled past the 49ers.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:03pm
Michigan beat Charlotte on Thursday in the second round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas  — After knocking down a 3-pointer early in the first half, Zak Irvin pounded his chest twice, yelled at his teammates and ran back on defense. The triple put the Michigan men’s basketball team up 10-9 four minutes into its game against Charlotte during the second day of action at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The made shot also gave the Wolverines a lead they never relinquished as they rolled to a 102-47 win on Thursday.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 1:33am
The Michigan bench looks on during its 74-60 loss to Connecticut on Wednesday night.

In each of Michigan’s first three games, Beilein played 11 players or more for at least five minutes. Against the Huskies, just seven Michigan players saw action for that long.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:48pm
Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein addresses the media Tuesday ahead of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in The Bahamas.

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — The Atlantis Paradise Island resort has all the makings of a perfect weeklong getaway spot. Palm trees line the property, balconies overlook the ocean, and get this: the resort doesn’t just feature a lazy river — it has a crazy river, too. But don’t tell that to Caris LeVert as his team gets ready for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The senior guard didn’t come to the Bahamas so the Michigan men’s basketball team could relax.