Zak Irvin is the engine that drives the Michigan basketball team.
Just two days after being voted No. 25 in the AP Poll, Michigan might have given voters reason to reconsider, losing 61-46 to South Carolina.
This week, the Wolverines signed two new recruits that will likely carry lofty expectations into next season.
The Wolverines have a great opportunity to attain their first NCAA berth since 2012-13, Barnes Arico’s first season.
Thursday’s contest will give Michigan a chance to show off its offensive weapons, the most noteworthy being junior guard Katelynn Flaherty.
The stark reality is that Donnal is now the veteran piece of the puzzle that composes Michigan’s low-post presence.
Paul Schulte, who has been paralyzed since age 10, was one of the participants who played in Sunday's game.
As Michigan moves on from relying on the basketball minds of Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht, a perfectionist with great vision like Simpson will bring fresh ideas to a Wolverine backcourt looking for a change in identity.
Now coaching alongside the man he played against, Donlon’s respect for Beilein is evident.
The event lasts two hours. But what comes of it could endure much longer.