Basketball

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers didn't think his latest ankle injury was serious.

Asked about where he thinks Michigan deserves to be seeded, fifth-year senior forward Duncan Robinson instead summoned a different sport — with a much smaller ball — for comparison.

The Michigan men's basketball team won a second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship.

Big Ten Champion hats perched on their heads, music blaring, a group of Michigan players trot off the confetti-littered podium, toward the locker room, singing “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z at the top of their lungs.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson literally licked his fingers when he found out he would be matched up with Michigan State guard Cassius Winston.

Zavier Simpson isn't just a vastly improved basketball player, he's the alpha dog running the show.

Junior forward Moritz Wagner scored 20 points and corralled 13 rebounds in Michigan's win on Friday.

Moritz Wagner avenged his first game against Nebraska with Friday's performance.

Michigan in a game against Iowa at Madison Square Garden Thursday.

NEW YORK CITY, NY. — There was nothing normal about it.

Not all three captains notching two fouls early in the first half.

Not senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and junior center Moritz Wagner both fouling out.

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“I called Muhammad over and said, ‘You’re doing a D-Walt impersonation at just the right time.’ ”

Freshman guard Jordan Poole provided a spark off the bench once again, finishing with 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

Once again, Michigan showed signs of peaking as the Big Ten and NCAA Tournament approach.

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.