Basketball

Michigan coach John Beilein has had success in March in the past, and this year's team seemes geared to do the same.

Michigan is starting to click in March like many of John Beilein's past teams.

Austin Hatch was announced with the starting lineup before Sunday's game.

Austin Hatch and John Beilein have a rare player-coach relationship that reaches far beyond the bounds of basketball.

Moritz Wagner and Michigan couldn't hang onto a 20-point lead over Ohio State in a 71-62 loss on Dec. 4.

Few batted an eyelash when Michigan grabbed a 43-23 lead over Ohio State in Columbus during their early-season coference matchup.

Fifth-year senior forward Duncan Robinson seems to breaking out of his 3-month slumber.

Robinson followed an offensive outburst on Sunday against Wisconsin with another electric shooting display Wednesday, helping lift Michigan past Iowa, 74-59.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffrey has had to deal with a young and relatively inexperienced team this season.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery stepped to the podium at Big Ten media day and proclaimed this was “the deepest team we've ever had.” 

Perhaps he meant it at the time, but the results have hardly bore that out.

Michigan assistant coach Luke Yaklich joined the Wolverines this season after three seasons with Illinois State.

Michigan assistant coach Luke Yaklich has given the Wolverines' defense a new identity.

Redshirt sophomore forward Charles Matthews could be a solution to helping revive the Michigan offense.

The two weeks before the Purdue game and the two weeks since have featured offensive struggles the likes of which Michigan has rarely experienced under Beilein.

Freshman wing Jordan Poole leaves the team with 0.58 points per minute.

Jordan Poole is comfortable in his role.

Northwestern coach Chris Collins believes making the NCAA Tournament should be the expectation for his team.

The history of Northwestern basketball operates in two realms: Before the 2016-17 season and after.

Moritz Wagner cannot go up against Isaac Haas in a game against Purdue in Mackey Arena Thursday.

WEST LAFAYETTE  The pregame theatrics at Mackey Arena are quite a sight.