Like North Carolina a few days ago, Michigan got a wake-up call of its own Wednesday night. Now it’s time for a response.
The first of Michigan's two December conference matchups begins Saturday against Indiana, and both teams desperately need a pick-me-up victory.
On a night when the Tar Heels shot 55 percent from the floor, those types of mistakes were common in what amounted to the Wolverines’ worst defensive performance of the year.
The Wolverines never found an answer, and were dominated in a 86-71 loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night.
The Daily men's basketball beat presents an oral history of the 1993 national championship game between Michigan and North Carolina.
The Michigan men’s basketball team’s visit to Chapel Hill will provide some of the toughest competition the Wolverines will face this season, as the Tar Heels enter the game with a noticeable chip on their shoulder.
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.
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.
For the time being, the starting point guard spot is Eli Brooks’ to lose.
After a tournament that saw ups and downs, Michigan will head home with a 2-1 record and plenty of interesting storylines to monitor: