Men's Basketball

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. brings the Wolverines to a 23-23 tie in the first half of play. Michigan lost to Purdue 76-59 in game eleven of the Big Ten Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS — A few big shots led to an emotional high that drove the Michigan men’s basketball team to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, preventing the Wolverines from experiencing a potentially bubble-bursting nightmare of a weekend.
 
Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman said Saturday he thinks the Wolverines are worthy of a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

After a 76-59 loss to Purdue in the Big Ten semifinals, Michigan will have to wait until Sunday night to learn its postseason fate.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. dribbles during Michigan's loss to Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Indianapolis.

Purdue overpowered Michigan down low, outscoring the Wolverines 44-28 in the paint and winning by 15 on the glass.

Junior forward Mark Donnal attempts to advance past Indiana's Mark Bielfeldt in the second half of play.

The two teams split their meetings in the regular season, with each winning on its home court.

Freshman forward Mortiz Wagner approaches the basket during the first half of the Wolverine's play against Indiana.

Wagner hit just the second 3-pointer of his career en route to a nine-point outing against Indiana.

Kameron Chatman is mobbed by his teammates after his game-winning 3-pointer to beat No. 10 Indiana on Friday in Indianappolis.

“I just thought it was an unbelievable moment,” said Michigan junior Andrew Dakich.

Even though he’s missed 10 straight shots over the past two games, Walton’s confidence hasn’t wavered. Instead of letting his shooting slump permeate the rest of his game, he has found other ways to help Michigan win.

Even though he’s missed 10 straight shots over the past two games, Walton’s confidence hasn’t wavered. Instead of letting his shooting slump permeate the rest of his game, he has found other ways to help Michigan win.

Sophomore guard Kameron Chatman during Michigan's upset over No. 10 Indiana on Friday in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — Kameron Chatman is listed at 6-foot-7 on Michigan’s official roster, and Aubrey Dawkins is listed at 6-foot-6. Chatman weighs 215 pounds. Dawkins weighs 210.

Junior forward Zak Irvin evades a defender on Friday as Michigan takes on Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

Kameron Chatman hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to send Michigan to the semifinals.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and other Wolverines made big plays down the stretch to help Michigan pull out a win.

Before Thursday, in many of Michigan’s losses, that hard-nosed play has not been characteristic of the Wolverines. It has been more representative of their opponents.