Just four weeks ago — on the road against Ohio State — Michigan coughed up a 20-point first half lead, scored just 18 second half points and left Columbus winless and with an identity crisis to repair.
Throughout the season, the point guard position has been a source of limited production for the Michigan men’s basketball team.
The freshman forward has worked on his outside shot. Tuesday night, that showed.
Though Jacksonville hardly presents a more pressing challenge than Alabama A&M did last Thursday, the matchup offers the Wolverines a chance to recalibrate, once more, before the stretch run.
Michigan’s starting center left the Wolverines’ win over Texas on Tuesday night with a “slight ankle sprain.”
As Beilein and his staff prepare to square off against Detroit Saturday at Little Caesar’s Arena, their former player’s name will be at the top of the scouting report.
Zavier Simpson has the pedigree. Now his game might be rounding into form. What if the answer to the season’s preeminent question is just that simple?
This iteration of the Michigan men’s basketball team heads into a game against UCLA with about as little clarity in its rotation as any team in the Big Ten.
When it mattered most Monday night, no Michigan player proved capable of stopping the bleeding in time to escape with a win.
The Wolverines (1-0 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) seek to accomplish that same feat nearly a month and a half ahead of that, when they take on Ohio State in their second early-season conference game.