Men's Basketball

Michigan celebrates after clinching the Big Ten regular-season title.

Following Thursday's win against Michigan State, the Michigan men's basketball team guaranteed itself outright control of the Big Ten Championship -- the first time the Wolverines have done so since 2014. For this year's Michigan squad, though, this is not where they see their end. They have their eyes set on further championships, and they seem destined to get there.

Eli Brooks.

In what was a true throttling, the Michigan men's basketball team beat Michigan State 69-50 Thursday night, earning itself the outright Big Ten regular season title. Following a cagey first 17 minutes, an elbow from Michigan State's Aaron Henry to Franz Wagner sparked a 9-2 run to end the half for the Wolverines. Michigan never looked back from this run, earning a double-digit lead it would never relinquish.

Michigan lacked offensive spark and altogether dominance in its loss to Illinois Tuesday.

Defeating the Wolverines without Dosunmu, one of the nation’s most dynamic players and the team’s leading-scorer at 21 points per game, seemed daunting. It turned out to be anything but.

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Another game, another opposing big man stifled by the Michigan men’s basketball team. 

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Luka Garza sat on the sidelines, shoulders slumped and head bowed, watching along as Iowa trudged on toward a loss that had long been inevitable.

Hunter Dickinson and Luka Garza played for the same AAU program in high school.

Star Iowa center Luka Garza poses a key test for Michigan basketball and Hunter Dickinson.

Freshman Hunter Dickinson has been a reliable center in crucial moments this season.

In their biggest game of the year, the Wolverines shouldered their offensive load onto freshman center Hunter Dickinson.

Michigan proved its mettle in a top five victory on the road Sunday.

After a win against No. 4 Ohio State, Michigan looks like a team ready to play on a Monday night in April for a national championship.

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COLUMBUS — Something had to give. 

Entering Sunday, the Michigan men’s basketball team boasted the nation’s seventh-best defense. Ohio State, meanwhile, owned the third-best offense. 

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On Friday, the Michigan men’s basketball team announced three changes to the remainder of its schedule for the 2020-21 season.