Men's Basketball

Michigan coach John Beilein and the Wolverines trumped Villanova on Wednesday night, 73-46.

The question came: How do you keep your team level-headed after a blowout like this? John Beilein gave a firm and predictable answer.

Sophomore guard Eli Brooks will return to his home state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face Villanova.

The first thing to understand about Spring Grove, Penn. is that it’s a small town’s small town. According to the 2010 Census, it houses a population of 2,167. It’s known for a paper mill, and the smell wafting from it. Spring Grove Area High School graduates roughly 200-250 kids a year and exceedingly few go on to play any type of sport at a higher level.

Redshirt junior forward Charles Matthews scored 20 points in Michigan's win over Holy Cross.

For much of last season, redshirt junior Charles Matthews cast a frustrating figure for the Michigan men’s basketball team.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers manned the '5' for part of Michigan's win over the Crusaders.

Friday afternoon, John Beilein walked into Crisler Center’s media room and offered a warning.

Junior guard Zavier Simpson threw a key assist to Jon Teske in Michigan's win over Holy Cross.

The Michigan men's basketball team struggled against Holy Cross but ultimately pulled away for a 56-37 win.

Sophomore forward Isaiah Livers is making the transition from power forward to sixth man for the upcoming season.

Last year, Isaiah Livers took the tip-off as the starting power forward in the national championship game. The next game the sophomore forward played in — Tuesday’s opener against Norfolk State — he came off the bench.

Junior center Jon Teske altered many of Norfolk State's shots on Tuesday night.

Early-season non-conference games are often blowouts, and often purely due to physical ability. That came in the form of Jon Teske for the Michigan men’s basketball team against Norfolk State on Tuesday.

Junior guard Zavier Simpson, one of the best defenders on Michigan's roster, exemplifies the Wolverines' new mentality.

The first glimpse of the 2018-2019 Wolverines came last Friday against Division II Northwood. Michigan took just 11 3-pointers, scoring 56 of 90 points in the paint and 24 on the fast break. It didn’t make its first three until 19 minutes into the game.

Michigan coach John Beilein has collected 799 career wins through 36 seasons as a head coach.

Ahead of his 800th win, The Michigan Daily spoke to former players, assistants and opponents to learn about their experiences with Beilein.

With three of its star players gone, the Michigan men's basketball team is embracing a new style of play this season.

This year’s team will look different from a traditional John Beilein team. With the Wolverines’ three top shooters departed, this version of Michigan will be focused more on defense and rim presence.