Men's Basketball

John Beilein's team is reeling heading into the Big Ten Tournament, having lost four of five games.

Enter Donald Trump, future Michigan basketball coach.

Michigan lost four of its last five games to close out the regular season.

The Michigan men’s basketball team doesn’t deserve a postseason. Not after it had a spot in the NCAA Tournament wrapped up and sitting on its doorstep, but squandered opportunities to finish out the season.

Senior forward Jarrod Uthoff of University of Iowa attempts to get around redshirt sophomore guard Duncan Robinson at Crisler Center on Saturday.

Even as Michigan rotated between three defenders, Uthoff scored 29 points in Iowa’s 71-61 victory

Sophomore guard Kameron Chatman attempts to block a shot in a game against University of Iowa at Crisler Center on Saturday. Michigan lost 71-61.

The Wolverines dropped the game, 71-61, and now face the possibility of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Caris LeVert and fellow senior guard Spike Albrecht will watch from the bench as Michigan faces Iowa.

The Hawkeyes have dropped four straight games and five of their last six, and they seem like a shell of the team that jumped out to a 7-0 start in Big Ten play.

Senior guard Caris LeVert speaks with the media about ending his season to recover from an injury and his upcoming Senior Night at Crisler Center on Wednesday.

LeVert has played just 11 minutes since injuring his lower left leg on Dec. 30, and Albrecht played in eight games this season before ending his career to allow his hip to recover from a lingering injury.

Caris LeVert, who has played just 11 minutes in 2016, will now miss the rest of the season.

Michigan coach John Beilein announced Tuesday morning that LeVert will focus on recovery for the rest of the season.

John Beilein will spend the week preparing his team for Saturday's regular-season finale as if it were an NCAA Tournament game.

Michigan is in the Big Dance with a win, while a loss would likely put the Wolverines on the outside looking in.

The Wolverines missed a dunk and two run-of-the-mill layup opportunities in the second half of their 68-57 loss at Wisconsin.

Zak Irvin, pictured here on Feb. 16 at Ohio State, scored 14 points to go along with eight rebounds and two steals Sunday.

Wisconsin became the latest opponent to perpetrate a run and do Michigan in, using an 8-0 run midway through the second half to turn a one-point deficit into seven-point lead and eventually a 68-57 win.