Men's Basketball

Junior forward Moritz Wagner rebounded from early foul trouble to produce late in the game.

The Wolverines (5-1) got the sand out of their shoes in time to topple the Rams, 68-60, to leave Maui with some semblance of a resume-enhancing victory.

Redshirt sophomore forward Charles Matthews led Michigan with his first career double-double.

Matthews led the Michigan men’s basketball team (4-1) to a dominant dispatching of Chaminade (2-2), 102 to 64, in the first consolation round of the Maui Invitational.

Redshirt sophomore guard Charles Matthews scored a career-high 27 points, but missed an all-important late free throw.

Matthews left the first free throw short. He hit the second one, but after the Tigers inbounded and made a free throw of their own, the Wolverines couldn’t hit a desperation shot, and they fell, 77-75.

For John Beilein and his Michigan basketball team, the Maui Invitational will prove to be an opportunity to learn a lot about this basketball team.

The time has come for Beilein to, effectively, say goodbye to the preseason, and “aloha” to quality opposition.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman missed two open 3-pointers, a common theme for Michigan.

After a lackluster 10-for-34 showing from beyond the arc against Central Michigan, the Wolverines followed it up with another pedestrian 8-of-23 performance Thursday.

Michigan beat Southern Mississippi 61-47 at Crisler Center Thursday.

After trailing at the half, the Wolverines used a 21-1 run during the second half to dispatch the Golden Eagles, 61-47, at Crisler Center on Thursday night.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson finished 5-for-7 from the floor in a performance that netted him 13 points.

It was a plea for the sophomore guard to be more aggressive offensively — to make plays and take his shots when they’re there. Monday, against Central Michigan, Simpson heeded his coach’s advice.

Michigan in a game against Central Michigan at Crisler Monday.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the team in minutes with 36, shots with 15 and points with 17, guiding the Wolverines to a 72-65 win over Central Michigan.

Fifth-year senior forward Duncan Robinson admitted Michigan has work to do in order to improve on the glass.

After a quick turnaround to face Central Michigan, Michigan can learn a lot about itself depending on how they improve down low, especially in the rebounding department.

Junior center Moritz Wagner acknowledged that Michigan still has a lot of room to grow this year.

The Wolverines simply didn’t look like a well-oiled machine Saturday night.