Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:54pm
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On Saturday afternoon though, it took nearly three minutes for the Terrapins to score. Before they could do so for a second time, Michigan’s lead had ballooned to 14-2. Maryland (19-7 overall, 10-5 Big Ten) eventually reversed course, but — much like for the Wolverines on Tuesday — it was too late, as Michigan (23-3, 12-3) held on to win, 65-62.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:21pm
With a 24-point showing on Tuesday, Charles Matthews was a bright spot for Michigan in an otherwise disappointing outing against Penn State.

Because as well as he has played, his team has reached its collective worst in a season that has included far more highs than lows. And for Matthews — likely in his last season at Michigan — to reach the heights he imagined when he transferred here, his teammates need to rediscover those highs.

“Time is running short,” Matthews said. “It ain't no more, ‘We'll fix it later.’ Time is now.”

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:24pm
Charles Matthews scored 16 second-half points as Michigan beat Wisconsin 61-52 on Saturday.

Three weeks ago in Madison, Michigan’s undefeated season lay in the balance of a one-point game with seven minutes to play. That time, the Wolverines’ offense wilted, scoring just 10 points over the remainder of the gane and falling, 64-54, at the hands of the Badgers.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:37pm
Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis scored the game's first points with a three.

PISCATAWAY — Despite his team’s 21-2 record and top-10 national ranking, Michigan coach John Beilein has cast a frustrated figure for much of the last month. Wins and losses alike have been met with an unsatisfied air — a feeling that the Wolverines have failed to maximize the potential displayed in their 19-0 start.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 9:03pm
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Friday night against Michigan, Iowa's signature win finally arrived, as the Hawkeyes (17-5 overall, 6-5 Big Ten) took down the fifth-ranked Wolverines, 74-59.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:06pm
Iowa forward Tyler Cook tested the NBA Draft waters before returning to the Hawkeyes for this season.

Offensively, the Hawkeyes were 19th last season before improving to 10th this year on the back of a team-leading 16.6 points per game from junior forward Tyler Cook. The Daily sat down with Cook at Big Ten Media Day in October.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:05pm
Sophomore receiver Nico Collins went for 632 receiving yards in 2018.

Instead, despite a scattering of impressive performances, those hopes were marred by a lack of consistency and opportunity. Sophomores Nico Collins and Donovan People-Jones paced the group with 632 and 612 yards, respectively — ranking 151st and 161st nationally — making it five consecutive seasons without a 1,000-yard receiver for Michigan.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:26am
Sophomore guard Jordan Poole scored a team-high 15 points in Tuesday's win over Ohio State.

Facing an early 12-6 deficit Tuesday night against Ohio State, John Beilein pulled Jordan Poole aside during Michigan’s first timeout to give his sophomore guard a quick word of advice. “The only mistake you could make now,” Beilein told Poole, “would be to stop shooting.”

Poole, of course, needed no such instruction.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:31pm
Indiana students were dismayed as their team fell flat against Michigan in a 69-46 loss.

BLOOMINGTON — Look up any list of the toughest road environments in college basketball and Indiana’s Assembly Hall will inevitably be slotted at the very top. Alternatively, you could just ask Michigan coach John Beilein.

Just six days ago, when the Wolverines fell at Wisconsin, Beilein made sure to remind reporters that, “People don’t lose here because it’s the Kohl Center,” instead praising the Badgers’ on-court product. But this, he explained, was different.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:50pm
Freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis shot 4-of-18 from the field against Minnesota on Tuesday.

The bigger problem, though, is that Michigan has no discernable solution. On Saturday, Beilein attributed the offensive woes to his team’s 16 turnovers. Against Minnesota, the Wolverines slashed that number to six, but were equally unimpressive, undone by a lack of ball movement.