Derrick Walton Jr. will return next season as a senior starter, an essential component of most Sweet 16 teams.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the impact that seniors and juniors have on college basketball.

Freshman forward Moritz Wagner makes a dunk in a game against University of Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Michigan won 67-62.

After shooting 3-for-3 for nine points against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament during his first substantive minutes since December, Wagner has seen the floor more often, and for good reason.

Warde Manuel made an appearance at the First Four in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night.

Before he left for Dayton, Manuel’s first week was characterized by what he called a “listening tour,” in which he dropped in unexpectedly on some staffers and sat down in a more formal setting with others.

Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. brings the Wolverines to a 23-23 tie in the first half of play. Michigan lost to Purdue 76-59 in game eleven of the Big Ten Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS — A few big shots led to an emotional high that drove the Michigan men’s basketball team to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, preventing the Wolverines from experiencing a potentially bubble-bursting nightmare of a weekend.
Junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. dribbles during Michigan's loss to Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Indianapolis.

Purdue overpowered Michigan down low, outscoring the Wolverines 44-28 in the paint and winning by 15 on the glass.

Michigan will face Indiana again Friday at noon in Indianapolis.

Michigan will get the chance to face the Big Ten champion Hoosiers in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals with the team’s postseason fate hanging in the balance.

John Beilein's team is reeling heading into the Big Ten Tournament, having lost four of five games.

Enter Donald Trump, future Michigan basketball coach.

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.

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.

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.