Men's Basketball

The Michigan men's basketball team has seen its defensive struggles catch up to it as Big Ten play has gone on.

The Wolverines’ defensive struggles have caught up with them.

Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht did not envision spending the bulk of their senior years on the bench.

Having lost three players to the NBA, Beilein and Michigan’s fan base recalibrated their vision for the future to center instead on LeVert and Albrecht. Once again, those expectations were shattered.

Mark Donnal exploded for 22 points in the second half, but Maryland won in the end.

After a game-high 17-point performance in a losing effort Tuesday against Ohio State, Donnal had the game’s best mark again against No. 6 Maryland in another road loss.

Junior forward Zak Irvin tries to maneuver around University of Maryland guards to make a shot. Michigan lost 82-86.

Despite a late 3-pointer from redshirt sophomore guard Duncan Robinson, the Terrapins hung on and sealed an 86-82 victory from the free-throw line.

Duncan Robinson finds himself in a 3-point shooting slump heading into Sunday's game at Maryland.

The Wolverines will try to duplicate their Jan. 12 upset of then-No. 3 Maryland at Crisler Center.

Junior forward Mark Donnal, who lost the starting job at the ‘5’ position in each of the past two years, is now back in the lineup and averaging 10.3 points per game in Big Ten play.

Donnal is averaging 10.2 points per game in Big Ten play this season and has embraced his role as a big man who can rebound, take charges and play defense, even against players who dwarf him in the low post.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman found himself in foul trouble Tuesday at Ohio State.

For a team that gives 15.7 fouls per game — the eighth-fewest in the country — 14 in one half Tuesday at Ohio State was unusual.

Junior guard Zak Irvin takes the ball up the court during Michigan's 76-66 loss to Ohio State University in Columbus on February 16.

The most tangible evidence of Michigan’s fatigue didn’t even come from the players on the floor — it came from the notable face missing, senior guard Caris LeVert.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. gets blocked during Michigan's 76-66 loss to Ohio State University in Columbus on February 16.

Ohio State jumped out to an eight-point lead at halftime and never relinquished that advantage in a 76-66 win against Michigan.

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.