Men's Basketball

Senior guard Caris LeVert dunks during the second half of Michigan's win over Delaware State on Saturday.

With the lowly Hornets (0-9) unable to get anything going offensively or defensively, the Wolverines had no issues finding shots all afternoon.

Redshirt sophomore forward Duncan Robinson dunks in the first half of Michigan's 80-33 win over Delaware State on Saturday.

Despite injuries and rotation changes that included redshirt sophomore guard Duncan Robinson replacing sophomore Aubrey Dawkins in the starting lineup, the Wolverines exceeded expectations against Delaware State on Saturday.

Spike Albrecht scored 17 points in the first half of the 2013 NCAA Championship Game.

Spike Albrecht doesn’t want to talk about himself. He doesn’t want your sympathy. He just wants to do his thing and go home.

Senior guard Spike Albrecht discusses his decision to cut his senior year short due to continued hip problems following a pair of offseason surgeries.

Albrecht’s time with the Michigan men’s basketball team — always fun to watch, often surreal, rarely straightforward — came to an end Thursday, when he informed Beilein of his decision to sit out the rest of the season as he continues to recover from a pair of offseason hip surgeries.

Caris LeVert scored just five points against SMU.
Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein has repeatedly said his team is a “long way from being good,” and the Wolverines showed what he meant Tuesday.
 
Senior guard Spike Albrecht has played in eight games this year even as he recovers from two offseason hip surgeries.

On Nov. 30, John Beilein said he planned to shut Albrecht down. But the next day, when Derrick Walton Jr. left the game with a foot injury, Albrecht was among Beilein's first options off the bench.

Caris LeVert struggled Tuesday night.
Against No. 19 Southern Methodist, the Michigan men’s basketball team didn’t have its bread and butter.
 
Aubrey Dawkins scored 16 points in 20 minutes against Houston Baptist.

The Mustangs have charged out to a 6-0 start despite the NCAA’s September announcement that head coach Larry Brown was suspended nine games for a lack of program control, among other reasons.

Engineering sophomore Chris Baldwin poses for a portrait during the Michigan-Houston Baptist game in Crisler Center on Saturday.

Chris Baldwin, an engineering student from Saginaw, said that before Michigan’s loss to Michigan State, he was “no different than anybody else — just a good sports fan.”

Senior Caris LeVert dunks during Michigan's defeat of Houston Baptist on Saturday at Crisler Center.
Almost a year to the date after the Wolverines’ upset loss to the New Jersey Institute of Technology following a huge win over Syracuse, Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein was fully aware his team could be set up for another letdown on Saturday.