Men's Basketball

Michigan’s bench players put up big numbers in Sunday’s win over UCF.

Trailing by 12 points midway through the first half, Michigan coach Juwan Howard subbed in freshman forward Terrance Williams to join junior forward Brandon Johns Jr. and freshman center Hunter Dickinson in the frontcourt. The Wolverines needed a spark, and they delivered.

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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

That refrain certainly rang true for the Michigan men’s basketball team (4-0) during Sunday’s 80-58 rout of Central Florida (1-1).

Senior guard Eli Brooks has become a key piece of Michigan's defensive puzzle.

When asked about the desired identity of the Michigan men’s basketball team, Mike Smith didn’t hesitate. 

Though Austin Davis has hardly dominated on the court over his career at Michigan, he's always been the star in his small hometown of Onsted.

The prolonged spotlight has granted Davis opportunities he’s come to relish; namely, the ability to mentor those who look up to him.

Isaiah Livers was dominant in Michigan's win over Ball State Wednesday.

Heading into the season, there was an understanding among the Michigan men’s basketball team that senior forward Isaiah Livers and sophomore forward Franz Wagner would operate as the focal points of the Wolverines’ offense. 

Freshman guard Zeb Jackson cheers on his teammates from the bench

But Howard has all the ingredients — plenty of players, rather — to make those combinations, and the coach of the Michigan men’s basketball team wants to use the non-conference portion of the season to give each player a chance to show what they can do.

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After flirting with danger throughout the game, Michigan at last squashed Oakland’s upset bid.

Mike Smith acquitted himself well in his first start at Michigan.

Smith, though, won’t be needed to play hero-ball like he did at Columbia. And in Wednesday’s performance, he’s already begun to prove his worth in his new role.

The Michigan men's basketball team will celebrate a socially distant Thanksgiving.

For years, Thanksgiving has been a holiday that has seen the Michigan mens basketball team celebrate as a team on the road competing in an early-season tournament, serving as a key moment to help strengthen the roster’s bond before the start of conference play.

Chaundee Brown scored 19 points in his Michigan debut, a win over Bowling Green.

Brown finished the 96-82 win over Bowling Green with a team-high 19 points. Most notably, he shot 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. For Brown, the success vindicated hours of repetition and hard work.