Men's Basketball

Senior wing Zak Irvin has taken it upon himself to be the emotional leader for the Wolverines.

Zak Irvin took a slight from Illinois personally, and he and the Wolverines used it to exact revenge on Saturday.

Redshirt sophomore forward D.J. Wilson scored a game-high 19 points in Michigan's rematch with Illinois.

Entering Saturday's matchup, Beilein didn't know who his standout performer could be. By the time the final buzzer sounded, DJ Wilson gave him an idea of who it should be.

Senior guard/forward Zak Irvin in the game against Illinois in the Crisler Center on Saturday.

The "white-collar" slight put a chip on Michigan's shoulder, as the Wolverines took the court in their “blue-collar” uniforms and sent a very clear message to Illinois.

Illinois coach John Groce thinks his team needs to develop more toughness and grittiness on defense.

The Daily sat down with Illinois coach John Groce at Big Ten Media Day in October to talk about dealing with injuries, the growth of his team and the next steps the Fighting Illini need to take to be a Big Ten contender.

Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner will need to maintain his new level of physicality without fouling.

The Michigan men's basketball team experienced foul trouble while facing Wisconsin, but found a silver lining with an improved defensive performance.

Freshman guard Xavier Simpson is beginning to carve out a role with the Wolverines.

In two of Michigan’s five conference games, Walton has picked up two fouls in the first half, forcing Beilein to give extended minutes to his first-year point guard.

Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig went on a personal 10-0 run to dash Michigan's hopes of an upset.

The Wolverines were written off before tip-off, yet almost left the Kohl Center with their best win of the season. But Bronson Koenig did what senior stars are meant to do, and sent Michigan home hurting more than ever.

Senior forward Mark Donnal and the Wolverines were outmuscled in the paint by Wisconsin's big men.

Michigan coach John Beilein had coached 17 games against Wisconsin and won just two before losing again Tuesday, 68-64.

Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 23 points against Nebraska on Saturday.

The Wolverines will travel to the Kohl Center to take on a team with real championship pedigree in No. 17 Wisconsin.

Michigan coach John Beilein needs to find his team's identity if the Wolverines hope to return to the NCAA Tournament.

After allowing more than 75 points in four of its last five games, Michigan’s tournament hopes seem to rest on the chance that its offense can simply outgun opponents.