Men's Basketball

Freshman guard Jordan Poole has shown that he could be a key asset on both ends of the court this year.

The shooting is there. The question is if Poole’s defense can catch up. Still, Poole’s sequence of brilliance Sunday shows what might happen if the two blend together.

Redshirt sophomore forward Charles Matthews had another double-double with 17 points and 12 assists.

Junior forward Moritz Wagner and redshirt sophomore forward Charles Matthews have mostly led the way for the Wolverines. That was most evident in Michigan’s 87-42 drubbing of UC-Riverside.

Freshman guard Eli Brooks in a game against UC Riverside this afternoon at the Crisler Center. Michigan won 87-42.

For the time being, the starting point guard spot is Eli Brooks’ to lose.

Freshman guard Eli Brooks made his case for the starting job at point guard in the Maui Invitational.

After a tournament that saw ups and downs, Michigan will head home with a 2-1 record and plenty of interesting storylines to monitor:

Junior forward Moritz Wagner rebounded from early foul trouble to produce late in the game.

The Wolverines (5-1) got the sand out of their shoes in time to topple the Rams, 68-60, to leave Maui with some semblance of a resume-enhancing victory.

Redshirt sophomore forward Charles Matthews led Michigan with his first career double-double.

Matthews led the Michigan men’s basketball team (4-1) to a dominant dispatching of Chaminade (2-2), 102 to 64, in the first consolation round of the Maui Invitational.

Redshirt sophomore guard Charles Matthews scored a career-high 27 points, but missed an all-important late free throw.

Matthews left the first free throw short. He hit the second one, but after the Tigers inbounded and made a free throw of their own, the Wolverines couldn’t hit a desperation shot, and they fell, 77-75.

For John Beilein and his Michigan basketball team, the Maui Invitational will prove to be an opportunity to learn a lot about this basketball team.

The time has come for Beilein to, effectively, say goodbye to the preseason, and “aloha” to quality opposition.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman missed two open 3-pointers, a common theme for Michigan.

After a lackluster 10-for-34 showing from beyond the arc against Central Michigan, the Wolverines followed it up with another pedestrian 8-of-23 performance Thursday.

Michigan beat Southern Mississippi 61-47 at Crisler Center Thursday.

After trailing at the half, the Wolverines used a 21-1 run during the second half to dispatch the Golden Eagles, 61-47, at Crisler Center on Thursday night.

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