Men's Basketball

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman played a season-high 25 minutes against North Carolina State and may continue to do so with Derrick Walton Jr. injured.

Abdur-Rahkman, a shooting guard, became a de facto point guard on Tuesday at North Carolina State when junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. suffered a sprained ankle midway through the first half.

Moritz Wagner scored eight points against N.C. State.

A year ago, Duncan Robinson sat on the bench in street clothes as Michigan hosted Syracuse in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Moritz Wagner was in Berlin, Germany, playing his games for Alba Berlin, a semi-professional team. Fast forward a year to the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., and Robinson and Wagner showed why they’re two of the most important pieces for the Michigan men’s basketball team this season.

Senior guard Caris LeVert goes up for a basket during Michigan's 66-59 win over North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Michigan men’s basketball team was finally starting to roll in its Big Ten/ACC Challenge showdown against North Carolina State, but on the Wolverines’ bench, Derrick Walton Jr.’s face was buried in a towel.

Senior guard Caris LeVert dunks the ball during Michigan's win over North Carolina State.

What started as a game solely dominated by North Carolina State quickly descended into a back-and-forth contest.

Moritz Wagner will look to build off of his breakout game in the Bahamas.

The Wolverines’ supposedly cushy travel arrangements backfired in a big way on Saturday as they flew back from the Battle 4 Atlantis, resulting in an 11-hour delay.

Ricky Doyle and the Michigan big men made strides in the Bahamas.

The Wolverines’ bigs — a motley crew of Ricky Doyle, Moritz Wagner, D.J. Wilson and Mark Donnal — are “trying to learn to play hard and smart,” John Beilein said.

Many Michigan fans spent Thanksgiving watching the Wolverines play in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

For a handful of Michigan fans, Thanksgiving turkey was served with a side of college hoops this year.

Freshman Moritz Wagner throws the ball off a Texas player's leg during Michigan's 78-72 win on Friday.

Texas’ late-game charge created some pressure, but the four-man plan at center was surprisingly effective on Friday, and has been throughout the season.

Derrick Walton Jr. brings the ball up the floor on Friday against Texas.

In a matter of 48 hours, the Michigan men’s basketball team went from a team that couldn’t make a shot to one that barely missed.

Sophomore forward Ricky Doyle directs traffic Thursday during Michigan's game against Charlotte.

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas  — Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart and three assistants sat courtside for Michigan’s day-two matchup against Charlotte on Thursday night.