Men's Basketball

Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman attempts to pass the ball in a game against Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament in the Barclays Center in New York City, NY. Michigan lost 70-63.

Michigan rode Walton’s energy, and that of the largely maize and blue crowd at Barclays Center, to an early 13-point lead midway through the first half

Per NCAA rules, players are not allowed to participate in filling out brackets, but many of the Wolverines’ players fondly remember testing out their bracketology skills before college.

Junior guard Andrew Dakich takes a shot during open practice at the Barclays Center.

Michigan juniors Zak Irvin, Andrew Dakich and Sean Lonergan will see many familiar faces on the court Friday, including V.J. Beachem, Demetrius Jackson, Austin Torres and Austin Burgett.

The Michigan men's basketball team warms up at the Barclays Center the day before its first-round matchup with Notre Dame.

Friday’s game will be the Wolverines’ fifth in nine days spanning three states.

Andrew Dakich drives to the rim against Tulsa in an NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.

Dakich played five minutes in the Wolverines’ NCAA Tournament victory over Tulsa on Wednesday, a statistic nobody would have predicted entering the season.

Zak Irvin hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in Michigan's win against Tulsa on Wednesday.

Irvin finished with 16 points, 13 of which came in the second half, to lead Michigan to a win down the stretch.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman came through for the Wolverines with 16 points on Wednesday.

When the Michigan men’s basketball team was desperate, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman was there to save it.

Freshman forward Moritz Wagner makes a dunk in a game against University of Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Michigan won 67-62.

After shooting 3-for-3 for nine points against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament during his first substantive minutes since December, Wagner has seen the floor more often, and for good reason.

Sophomore guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman attempts to make a dunk in a game against the University of Tulsa at the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday. Michigan won 67-62.

Michigan escaped with a 67-62 victory, advancing to a first-round matchup with No. 6 seed Notre Dame in Brooklyn on Friday.

Warde Manuel made an appearance at the First Four in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night.

Before he left for Dayton, Manuel’s first week was characterized by what he called a “listening tour,” in which he dropped in unexpectedly on some staffers and sat down in a more formal setting with others.