Men's Basketball


In what may kindly be deemed a defensive struggle — and not so kindly, a downright ugly game — the twenty-third ranked Wolverines improved to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in Big Ten play with a 62-47 win over Rutgers.

Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein is preparing for another aggressive defense in Rutgers on Sunday.

Michigan could finish with a lackluster total this Sunday. Rutgers possesses a stronger threat than its record indicates.

Junior center Moritz Wagner and Michigan's offense was stifled by Nebraska's pick-and-pop defense on Thursday night.

Nebraska switched on every ball screen, leaving no room for Michigan to attack the hoop and preventing Moritz Wagner from getting open looks from 3-point range.


LINCOLN – The Michigan men’s basketball team ended its game against the Cornhuskers with the Nebraska crowd chanting the name of the Wolverine’s best player. They were mocking junior forward Moritz Wagner.


Thursday, as is the nature of the Big Ten schedule, the Wolverines will face another potential bullet — this time in the form of Nebraska.

Michigan in a game against Maryland at Crisler Monday.

Free throws can be an anticlimactic way of hitting a milestone.

Junior forward Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points in Michigan's victory over Michigan State on Saturday.

All game long, when the Wolverines needed a spark, they looked to Wagner.

Michigan in a game against Michigan St. at the Breslin Center Saturday. Michigan won 82-72.

Led by Moritz Wagner's career-high 27 points, Michigan earned a signature victory on the road.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson scored has upped his game lately, and he's taking control of the point guard position.

On Tuesday, against No. 5 Purdue, Simpson dropped 15 points again in a last-minute, one-point loss. And it was the manner in which Simpson scored those points that was most impressive.

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers (#4) and freshman guard Jordan Poole (#2) have proven that late-game moments aren't too big for them anymore.

A far cry from precluding freshmen from playing in the second half, Beilein is now finding as many ways as possible to utilize his first-year players.