Men's Basketball


The utter delirium that characterized the first twenty minutes of Michigan coach Juwan Howard’s inaugural game eventually gave way to frustration and concern in the second half as a slew of turnovers and missed shots almost cost the Wolverines the game. Ultimately, Michigan overcame its near collapse, winning 79-71 against the Mountaineers (0-1) in a hard-fought, yet thoroughly unconvincing opener.

Coach Juwan Howard brings a myriad of changes to the Michigan program.

When Michigan’s season tips off tonight, only the Wolverines’ jerseys will remind you of yesteryear.


If Jon Teske scooped up a loose ball on defense and threw an outlet pass to Zavier Simpson at this time last year, the Michigan basketball team would’ve happily settled into its half court offense.


In an 82-51 win over Saginaw Valley State, Michigan coach Juwan Howard got his first win with the Wolverines in dominating fashion.

While it may have just been an exhibition match, it’s a significant milestone nonetheless.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard will be on the sidelines for the first time Friday for the Wolverines' exhibition game.

John Beilein jumped to the professional ranks. Nine days later, “Fab Five” member Juwan Howard returned to Ann Arbor as the Wolverines’ head coach. From there, Luke Yaklich and DeAndre Haynes moved on, while Phil Martelli and Howard Eisley moved in. On July 6th, budding German star Franz Wagner committed to Michigan — his brother’s alma mater. And finally, just two weeks ago, Howard landed his first five star recruit, 2020 forward Isaiah Todd. Tomorrow night though, after a six-month long hiatus, the Wolverines will play a basketball game.

The Michigan men's basketball team has a new assistant coach in Howard Eisley.

Though he’d never coached college basketball before, Howard Eisley’s decision to join the Michigan men’s basketball program as an assistant coach this summer was a homecoming of sorts.


Michigan freshman wing Franz Wagner will miss the next four-to-six weeks with a non-surgical fracture to his right wrist, according to a Michigan spokesperson.

Sophomore forward Colin Castleton played just 3.5 minutes per game in his freshman season.

Castleton remained in Ann Arbor over the summer, where he worked with strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson to gain much-needed muscle. With first-year coach Juwan Howard’s positionless basketball philosophy, his added speed, strength and ability to guard multiple positions bodes well for his anticipated spike in playing time.

Deandre Haynes served as one of the assistant coaches for the Michigan basketball team the last two seasons, and is now an assistant at Maryland.

ROSEMONT, Ill. — When John Beilein shook the college basketball world with his sudden decision to leave Michigan in May, the impact was felt beyond Ann Arbor and Cleveland.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard spoke on the roles of freshman Franz Wagner, sophomore Brandon Johns and junior Eli Brooks.

The Daily breaks down what Michigan coach Juwan Howard had to say at Big Ten Media Day.