Men's Basketball

Jae'Sean Tate and Caris LeVert outdating their collegiate rivalry.

The Daily sat down with Tate at Big Ten Media Day in October to discuss former high school teammate and current rival Caris LeVert, the unknown potential for a young Ohio State team and Tate’s expected contribution as a team leader.

Caris LeVert finally made his return to the court against Purdue on Saturday.

Monday, two days after returning to action in the Michigan men’s basketball team’s win against Purdue on Saturday, senior guard Caris LeVert addressed the media for the first time since his Dec. 30 injury at Illinois.

Senior guard Caris LeVert returned from injury to play against Purdue at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan won 61-56.

Though LeVert missed his only shot attempt and played just 11 minutes, he was able to grab five boards.

Junior guard Zak Irvin shoots for three points against Purdue at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan won 61 - 56.

Michigan played one of its more inspired, physical games of the season, beating Purdue on the glass and in the paint.

Junior guards Zak Irvin Derrick Walton Jr. together after Michigan's victory over Purdue at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan defeated Purdue 61 - 56.

The Wolverines scored the last 11 points in the game to upset the 18th-ranked Boilermakers at Crisler Center.

Senior guard Caris LeVert has missed the last 11 games after suffering an injury to his lower left leg.

LeVert has not played since the Wolverines’ Dec. 30 game at Illinois in which he suffered an injury to his lower left leg.

Unprompted, Beilein presented a staunch defense of senior guard Caris LeVert who has missed the last 11 games due to a lower left leg injury.

John Beilein's team is in the NCAA Tournament field for now, but needs more wins to lock up a bid.

As a projected No. 9 seed in ESPN.com’s Bracketology, the Wolverines aren’t on the bubble, per se, but it’s difficult to label them as safe.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored a career-high 26 points in the Wolverines' 82-74 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

Walton was told in explicit terms what he needed to do to help the Wolverines over the hump, and he went above and beyond.

John Beilein gave his team confidence late in the Wolverines' 82-74 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Minnesota made it close in a 82-74 Michigan win on Wednesday night.