Rivalry aside, the Michigan State game provides Michigan with another opportunity to garner a resume-boosting win.

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers (#4) and freshman guard Jordan Poole (#2) have proven that late-game moments aren't too big for them anymore.

A far cry from precluding freshmen from playing in the second half, Beilein is now finding as many ways as possible to utilize his first-year players.

Jordan Poole finished with 11 points in the win over Illinois.

Led by a storm of energy from the freshman duo of Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers, Michigan earned another conference win.

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers believes Michigan's loss to Ohio State has galvanized the Wolverines.

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.

Michigan coach John Beilein and his team prepare for one, final non-conference game before the Big Ten season begins

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.

Moritz Wagner currently leads the team in points and rebounds per game, averaging 15.6 and 7.6, respectively.

Michigan’s starting center left the Wolverines’ win over Texas on Tuesday night with a “slight ankle sprain.”

Kam Chatman will face his former team on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson made a case for his place among the point guard competition Saturday afternoon.

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?